They have decided to not regulate the chemical in any way, on the advice of Lockheed, Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne, among other defense contractors.
...high concentrations have been found in at least 26 states, often near military installations where it has been used as an additive in rocket fuel, making propellants more reliable. Research has shown that by interfering with the thyroid gland’s iodine uptake, perchlorate can stunt the production of hormones essential to the development of fetuses, infants and children.This is par for the course for this administration. Last week I saw this article; The Trump administration is reversing 100 environmental rules. It is a pretty comprehensive review of the decimation of environmental protection during this administration's tenure. Of course, I know many of you are down with that and probably think it is a good thing.
The new policy will revoke the 2011 E.P.A. finding that perchlorate presents serious health risks to between 5 million and 16 million people and should be regulated.
Here are the first nineteen:
Who really needs it? The only people who care about it are liberals and tree huggers, right?