For Immediate Release
Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Hazard Specialist, Beyond Nuclear, 240-354-4314
Trump's EPA Set to Harm Women and Children by Allowing More Radiation Exposure
WASHINGTON - Research continues to show that radiation at low doses casues harm. Women, children and pregnancy are particularly at risk. This increased risk also shows up in nuclear workers, even at low doses.
The EPA is appearing today before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight. This is the first committee hearing on EPA's proposed rule on transparency, issued in May 2018, which received extensive public comment. The agency will ask for the current "acceptable" radiation exposure standards to be weakened.
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