[ RadSafe ] IEER Memorandum on Tritium

jjcohen at prodigy.net jjcohen at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 18 12:29:55 CDT 2006

According to the alleged EPA definition of "safe" as "zero known risk", could anyone please provide a list of human activities that are known to be safe??? 
I can't think of any!

>    4. The EPA defines safe as zero known risk. Therefore it not only sets 
> Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) but also Maximum Contaminant Level Goals 
> (MCLGs). The latter are the levels considered safe. MCLGs for all 
> radionuclides are zero. See www.epa.gov/OGWDW/mcl.html. The company should 
> know this. The EPA defines MCLG as
>           "The maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no 
> known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons would occur, 
> and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Maximum contaminant level 
> goals are nonenforceable health goals." 
> (http://iaspub.epa.gov/trs/trs_proc_qry.navigate_term?p_term_id=1085423&p_term_cd=TERMDIS)

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