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(a) Safe drinking water or air quality standards established or revised by the commissioner of health must:

(1) be based on scientifically acceptable, peer-reviewed information; and

(2) include a reasonable margin of safety to adequately protect the health of infants, children, and adults by taking into consideration risks to each of the following health outcomes: reproductive development and function, respiratory function, immunologic suppression or hypersensitization, development of the brain and nervous system, endocrine (hormonal) function, cancer, general infant and child development, and any other important health outcomes identified by the commissioner.

(b) For purposes of this section, "peer-reviewed" means a scientifically based review conducted by individuals with substantial knowledge and experience in toxicology, health risk assessment, or other related fields as determined by the commissioner.

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