Protecting the Santa Fe River in North Florida

Be Informed.

Perchlorate, a Chemical In Our Drinking Water

November 21, 2008

Dear Merrillee,

Once again, the Bush administration is ignoring science and putting public safety at risk. In the meantime, chemical companies will get away with polluting our water. And it’s all in the waning days of their lame-duck administration.

Act now to protect your drinking water from an ingredient found in rocket fuel.

Drinking water in 35 states and our nation’s capital contains perchlorate, an ingredient in rocket fuel, at levels that could be harmful to human health.

The Bush administration is trying to rush a decision NOT to limit perchlorate rather than heeding the advice of three of their own science advisory committees.

Scientists say perchlorate impacts the thyroid’s production of hormones that are important for fetal neural development.

Rather than safeguarding your health, your family’s, and your community’s, the Bush administration is up against the clock to let chemical companies off the hook for cleaning up the rocket fuel mess.

We are up against the clock to stop the flailing lame-duck administration from jeopardizing public health. Write now to protect your water from this contaminant.



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Mitch Jones, Water Policy Analyst
Food & Water Watch

P.S. Check out Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter’s letter to the editor about perchlorate in the Washington Post (registration maybe required)

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