Want some rocket fuel with your glass of water? The Environmental Protection Agency is deliberating whether or not to impose restrictions on how much rocket fuel is allowed in drinking water. Absurd. What's the hold up? Defense and Aerospace lobbyists. These things make me angry--they don't want to clean up their mess.
Perchlorate, the main compound in rocket fuel, is found in the water supply of over half the country, as well as breast milk, infant formula, and organic produce for crying out loud. Regulate it. Perchlorate is connected to thyroid and neurological problems, and is particularly harmful for children. Even the CDC says that 100% of Americans have been exposed.
Against advise from medical experts and scientists, the Bush administration declined to regulate perchlorate in our water supply (surprise). Once again, Americans are exposed to serious health threatening chemicals in the name of money. Check out the Environmental Working Group's timeline of this corruption. They inundate us with stuff to make us sick and then deny us healthcare. Let's hope Obama's got our backs on this.