Tuesday, April 27, 2010

EPA trying to ditch 50 PPM standard for caulk | Action required!

On May 4th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a hearing in an effort to lower the protections of the current regulatory threshold for PCB-contaminated caulk, with the possibility of eliminating the protections altogether. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are highly toxic compounds that were banned in 1978.

Scientific studies show that PCBs in caulk pose a significant risk to human health, especially children’s health. We need you to make your voices heard and ask the EPA to keep the current protections. If anything, according to new scientific evidence that is released almost daily, the current protections may not even be enough.