It's the Environment, Stupid.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Taking lead off the endangered species list

The EPA is considering removing health standards for lead from air polllution.

Toxic substances are not like wild animals - you can't just take one off the list when its numbers are under control. The proposal to stop considering lead a toxic substance is just plain stupid. It's not like we need to take things off the toxic air pollutants list to make room for more. If anything every chemical substance should start out on the list until it is deemed non-toxic, and as far as I know lead is still lead no matter what list it is on. Recategorizing the stuff won't change its elemental properties or its effects on people and the environment.

If you'd like to tell the EPA to keep lead on the list click here to send a letter through Environmental Action.


  • Lead, like other heavy metals, is and will always be neurotoxic. So yes, I agree with what you say.

    By the way, I've placed a link to your blog from mine... which just happens to have a very similar name and aim: It's the Planet, Stupid at I also frequently highlight your posts on

    Keep up your good work!

    By Blogger Bry Lynas, at 06:50  

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