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Vol. 2, No.  9 --  February 28, 2001

 

This week's NEWS

California legislators introduce multiple bills related to hexavalent chromium, among them several that specify regulatory standards including a "secondary MCL"(?).  Quebec ends  California dominance of "best tasting water" contest.  Arsenic, MTBE and trihalomethanes continue to spark interest.

 

 


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Chromium

 

Arsenic

 

THMs

 

MTBE

 

General

 

Pharmaceuticals & Endocrine Disruptors

 

Ground Water

 

Fluoridation
  • New Zealand city board votes for fluoridation despite referendum vote (New Zealand Herald, February 24)
    Commentary:  A newspaper columnist discusses a local government action to proceed with drinking water fluoridation in the face of votes by a small portion of the population opposing it.   Polls taken in the area indicate the majority of persons are ignorant, to use the writer's term, of the issue and cites polls that show most do not even know whether the water is currently fluoridated.  The use of referenda to decide public health issues is questioned.

 

TCE

 

International

 

Nitrates

 

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