Posts Tagged "tap water"

EPA urges testing for chemical in tap water

Posted on Dec 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Lyndsey Layton Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, December 22, 2010; 8:08 PM The Environmental Protection Agency is suggesting that water utilities nationwide test their drinking water for hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen, after an independent survey released earlier this week found the chemical in tap water drawn from 31 cities. This Story EPA urges testing for chemical in tap water Study finds probable carcinogen in tap water of 31 U.S. cities The EPA said Wednesday that it is issuing guidance to the utilities explaining how to test for the chemical but is not requiring...

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Cancer-Causing Hexavalent Chromium In Tap Water Of 89% Of US Sampled Cities

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Carcinogenic hexavalent chromium, the “Erin Brockovich chemical” was found in the tap water of 31 cities out of a total of 35 tested by The Environmental Working Group. The scientists estimate that at least 74 million people in the USA in 42 states regularly drink chromium-tainted water, and a considerable proportion of it is in the carcinogenic hexavalent form. Hexavalent chromium is recognized as a human carcinogen. Some workers are exposed to the chemical, and exposure is known to sometimes occur among those who handle chromate-containing products, as well as those who arc...

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