Monday, June 04, 2007

EPA Limits Implicated In Eye Infections

Our wise and sage EPA has decided to limit disinfectants in drinking water hence the following story from Chemical and Engineering news. This ranks right up there with the attempt to ban the element chlorine from the planet during the Clinton administration.

Reduced use of drinking water disinfectants may lead to more microbes, contact lens problems, researchers claim

Jyllian Kemsley

A study to be released this week in the American Journal of Ophthalmology links an EPA restriction of drinking water disinfectants and disinfection by-products to a recent rash of microorganism infections in contact lens wearers. Untreated, the infections can cause blindness.....[more]

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