S.79 - Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2011

A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect the health of vulnerable individuals, including pregnant women, infants, and children, by requiring a health advisory and drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect the health of vulnerable individuals, including pregnant women, infants, and children, by requiring a health advisory and drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2011 - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) publish a health advisory for hexavalent chromium that is fully protective of the health of vuln

Official Summary

Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2011 - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) publish a health advisory for hexavalent chromium that is fully protective of the health of vulnerable individuals (including pregnant women, infants, and children), taking into consideration body weight, exposure patterns, and all routes of exposure; and
(2) establish a national primary drinking water regulation for hexavalent chromium that is protective of vulnerable individuals and the maximum contaminant level of which is as close to the maximum contaminant level goal for hexavalent chromium, and as protective of vulnerable individuals, as is feasible.

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  • Environmental Working Group
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