|4. To me, it
is logical that if you want to achieve lower blood lead levels (in public and
occupational health), then standards for lead in consumer products, in food
and drinking water and ‘environmental media’, will also need to be made more
media’ are soil, dust, sediment, recreational waters, waste waters, sludge,
solid waste, sewage for application to agricultural land, air, marine waters,
groundwater, and bore water.
|Because I believe
that 2 (as in 2 µg/dL) should be the new 10, I propose that regulators work
on a ‘rule of thumb’ that any current standard for lead in food, water, and
environmental media be set at one fifth the current standard.