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Ttap Water Has Cancer-Causing Hexavalent Chromium

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Water filters will not clean this chemical out of the water you're drinking.




The Environmental Working Group released a report Monday indicating that millions of Americans are regularly drinking hexavalent chromium, made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich" as a carcinogen, through their tap water. The group -- whose study was first reported in a story Sunday by the Washington Post's Lyndsey Layton -- tested water from 35 U.S. cities and found that samples from 31 cities contained hexavalent chromium. The highest concentrations were found in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu; and Riverside, Calif. The substance had been a widely used industrial chemical for decades and has evidently leached into the groundwater in many areas.



The list of cities found to have hexavalent chromium in the municipal water supplies are as follows:


• Honolulu, HI

• Bend, OR

• Sacramento, CA

• San Jose, CA

• Los Angeles, CA

• Riverside, CA

• Las Vegas, NV

• Salt Lake City, UT

• Scottsdale, AZ

• Phoenix, AZ

• Albuquerque, NM

• Norman, OK

• Omaha, NE

• Madison, WI

• Milwaukee, WI

• Chicago, IL

• Ann Arbor, MI

• Louisville, KY

• Cincinnati, OH

• Buffalo, NY

• Syracuse, NY

• Pittsburgh, PA

• Villanova, PA

• Boston, MA

• New Haven, CT

• New York, NY

• Bethesda, MD

• Washington, DC

• Atlanta, GA

• Tallahassee, FL

• Miami, FL

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Guest Happy Guy

It comes from industry, leaching into our water supply. Everybody has it in their water. Those were just the ones they tested. They say it might also be in bottled water. It's all cumulative. Stay as clean as you can, it's all you can do. We can do our part by keeping our meds clean. Use glass when cooking in the microwave, etc.

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