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Pressure-Treated Wood Contains High Levels of Arsenic

A just-released study by two environmental groups has found high levels of arsenic on the surface of pressure-treated wood products. The Environmental Working Group and the Healthy Building Network tested pressure-treated wood purchased from home improvement stores in 13 cities. Those chemicals are now being re-evaluated by both the Canadian and American governments. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, the two governments are approaching the issue differently.  Go to full article

Panel: Reducing Arsenic Levels Will Cost Less Than Claimed

A Clarkson University professor is part of a panel that has determined a controversial rule to reduce arsenic levels in drinking water won't be too expensive to implement. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Environment Chair Seeks Lower Arsenic Limits for Municipal Water

The New York State Assembly environmental chair is raising concerns about arsenic levels in New York's drinking water. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says he doesn't know if New York's water is unsafe, but says he'd like the state to lower acceptable limits and conduct tests. Karen DeWiit reports.  Go to full article

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