A new EPA proposal to address pollution at U.S. beaches allows 1 in 28 people to get sick when they go to the beach. Imagine a school field trip to the beach -- for every large conventional school bus, nearly three kids would be put at risk of getting an illness like diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.
Now imagine if a restaurant was allowed to serve food that would make 1 in 28 people sick. The public wouldn't tolerate it. Yet EPA somehow is considering allowing 1 in 28 swimmers to get sick at the beach. It's outrageous and a serious health risk that cannot and should not be ignored.(Read more...)