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By Bridget Huber, FairWarning tapwater

Chemicals used to treat drinking water for millions of Americans may raise the risk of cancer and lead to other unintended health hazards, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization.

The group is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its standards for the byproducts created when water is disinfected. The Environmental Working Group also is pushing officials to clean up sources of public drinking water to reduce the need for chemical treatment in the first place.

By Lloyd Dunkelberger and Michael Pollick, Sarasota Herald-Tribune  

Canadians wait to obtain an international driving permit in Montreal on Feb. 14. (Pierre Obendrauf / The Gazette)

Canadians wait to obtain an international driving permit in Montreal on Feb. 14. (Pierre Obendrauf / The Gazette)

Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers said they will work to alter or overturn a new law that requires Canadian and other foreign travelers to obtain international permits to drive in Florida.

The law, passed last year by the Legislature and signed by Scott, could be amended as early as March, when lawmakers officially convene. Typically, state laws go into effect in either July or October.

By Michael Pollick and Justine Griffin, Sarasota Herald-Tribune  

In Canada, lines form as people anxiously pursue international driver's licenses. Photo: Toronto Star

In Canada, lines form as people anxiously pursue international driver’s licenses. Photo: Toronto Star

Just because a law isn’t being enforced doesn’t mean it can’t still bite you — in the wallet, anyway.

In the international driver’s license furor now straining relations between the Sunshine State and the Great North, insurance appears to be the rub.