18 Mar '12, 12pm

EPA Proposes Weaker Safe Swimming Guidelines: Under new guidelines, 1 in 28 swimmers could become sick in water

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new safe-swimming guidelines that would weaken protections for people swimming at public beaches or otherwise coming into contact with water. According to groups critical of the standards, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper, the new standards would consider water as safe for swimming even if as many as 1 in 28 people get sick from coming into contact with it. This level of acceptable risk is weaker than the current standard, which many states have yet to adopt.

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