Summary: H.R.5548 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5548. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/18/2018)

Water, Cosmetics, and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Study Act

This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a study on the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in sources of drinking water. The study must identify:

  • pharmaceuticals and personal care products that have been detected in the sources;
  • the levels at which the pharmaceuticals and products have been detected;
  • the origins of pharmaceuticals and products found in drinking water;
  • the effects of the pharmaceuticals and products on humans, the environment, and the safety of drinking water; and
  • methods to control, limit, treat, or prevent the presence of pharmaceuticals and products in sources of drinking water.