Can You Remove Chromium-6 from Your Drinking Water?
Can You Remove Chromium-6 from Your Drinking Water?

A national report has found unsafe levels of chromium-6 in tap water across the country. Chromium-6, the chemical featured in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” is a carcinogenic chemical. The report, published by the Environmental Working Group, shows higher than recommended levels in two-thirds of Americans’ drinking water.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has never set a limit for safe levels of chromium-6 in drinking water. But in 2014, California became the first state to establish a limit for the chemical, capping it at 10 parts per billion. Even with the regulations, California remains one of three states with the highest averages of chromium-6, according to the report.

Studies have shown that breathing in chromium-6 particles can cause lung cancer. A study conducted by the National Toxicology Program also showed that drinking water with chromium-6 caused cancer in lab rats.

If you are concerned about chromium-6 in your tap water, you can filter it out with certain filtration systems, like an ion exchange water treatment unit.

“It is an atrocity that a majority of Americans are exposed to harmful levels of this chemical in their drinking water,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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