Monday, January 29, 2007

 

lead is not deadly enough for the EPA

Lead is one of the most harmful toxins on Earth.

Yet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering removing lead from the list of pollutants it controls under the Clean Air Act. Don't let the EPA abandon 30 years of air quality control – Sign the petition asking the EPA not to stop protecting us from lead!

Ingestion or inhalation of even low levels of lead poses severe risks to humans. Lead poisoning damages the major organs and causes osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, memory problems and seizures. Children are at the greatest risk with lead poisoning, as low levels of lead can cause lowered IQ levels and learning deficits.

Federal regulation over the last three decades has reduced the quantity of lead in people's blood by over 78 percent; a crowning achievement of the Clean Air Act.

This reduction in lead exposure should be considered a huge success, but that doesn't mean regulation of lead pollution should stop entirely!

Please act now. Sign the petition asking the EPA to continue protecting our air from dangerous lead pollution: http://go.care2.com/e/R4Xv/Dhj2/U1cM

Care2 and ThePetitionSite
Thanks for making a difference today!

Lauren A.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team


"Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps." [Deutr 32:33]

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