Drinking water for nearly 16 million Americans may contain perchlorate, an extremely harmful chemical to fetus development and children. So when the E.P.A. announced that they wouldn’t impose limits on the chemical in drinking water, many were outraged.
The Biden administration announced that they would uphold the Trump-era decision not to create limits on perchlorate in drinking water. The toxic chemical has been linked to brain damage in infants and other serious issues. Perchlorate is used in rocket fuel, ammunition, and explosives. Exposure can damage developing fetuses, and children, and significantly decrease I.Q. in newborns.
One Green Planet, 4-04-22