Stop EPA From Abandoning 30 Years of Air Quality Control

Lead is one of the most harmful toxins on Earth and is especially hazardous for children.

Incredibly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering removing lead entirely from the list of pollutants it controls under the Clean Air Act.

Exposure to leads can pose high 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.

Please act now to ensure that your health isn't threatened. Tell the EPA that it must continue to use the best available science to protect the air we breathe from dangerous lead pollution.


Dear Administrator Johnson,

I am writing regarding Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0735.

Lead is one of the most harmful toxins on Earth, and is especially hazardous for children. A federal lead pollution standard has been extremely successful in protecting the air we breathe and the health of American families.

The EPA proposal to remove lead from monitoring and control under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards is misguided and will harm public health. While we have made progress in curbing lead pollution, significant air emission sources remain. We must continue to use the best available science to guide decisions regarding effective pollution monitoring and acceptable pollution levels.

[You comment]

I urge you to reject any proposal to eliminate the lead standard. Furthermore, the EPA must fulfill its obligation under the Clean Air Act to protect American health and safety by allowing the best available science to guide the agency's decisions.

Sincerely,

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