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State setting health standards for emerging contaminants

Deb Shwackhamer discusses the next steps for identifying chemicals that are public health threats.

"We don't have the actual detailed toxicological data that says this compound at this dose causes this problem so we're going to regulate it at that dose," said Swackhamer, chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. "That kind of data takes an enormous amount of effort; it takes millions of dollars to collect."

Minnesota Public Radio
March 28, 2012

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