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Florida's Carcinogenic Waters

The Surfrider Foundation is opposed the the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's proposed Human Health Based Water Quality Criteria. The criteria decreases protection for Florida's most vulnerable by increasing allowable levels of carcinogens and chemicals in our surface waters.

Take action by contacting the EPA TODAY! Ask the EPA to:

  1. Please hold multiple hearings and opportunities for public comment across Florida. The proposed revisions to Florida’s Human Health-Based Water Quality Criteria have far reaching impacts, and as such, are deserving of adequate forethought and deliberation.
  2. Regardless of the risk assessment method utilized, please direct the FDEP to adopt the most stringent criteria for Florida's human health-based water quality criteria. It is unacceptable that Florida is increasing allowable levels of over two dozen chemicals.
  3. Please utilize Florida-specific seafood consumption data. Floridians eat large qualities of locally caught seafood- much more than the national average. Utilizing the best available data for fish consumption rates will help protect more Floridians.
  4. Email the EPA here:

Click here to read the Surfrider Foundation's full comments to the FDEP and the ERC.

Click here to read a letter from Florida lawmakers to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.