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Latest Hexavalent chromium Stories

2011-01-13 00:00:40

A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that tap water in 31 of 35 American cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, a carcinogenic chemical made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich." Mermaid Water (USAWaterSolutions.com) is working to help residents understand what steps they can take to restore confidence in their tap water and protect their families from chromium exposure. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in...

2011-01-10 21:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Erin Brockovich will be joined by her Chief Environmental Investigator Bob Bowcock for a community meeting in Barstow, California on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Brockovich and Bowcock will take questions and address community members growing concerns about a PG&E chromium 6 groundwater plume that is contaminating the community. The latest chromium 6 contamination comes nearly fifteen years after PG&E was ordered to pay a $333 million...

2011-01-10 00:00:50

Alarming New Study Points to Widespread Tap Water Contamination San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011 A study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) provided the first ever survey of the suspected carcinogen hexavalent chromium in the nation's tap water. Also known as chromium-6, the public was first made aware of the cancer danger posed by the chemical in the movie Erin Brokovich. Upon hearing of the EWG study Brokovich herself stated: "This chemical has been so widely...

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2011-01-09 09:56:05

California has been making some real progress on important drinking water issues in recent weeks. Last week I blogged about the newly proposed Public Health Goal (PHG) for cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in drinking water. Today, the State proposed a welcome new PHG for another important contaminant -- perchlorate. The new proposal "“ at 1 part per billion (ppb) "“ is significantly more stringent than the prior California standard of 6 ppb and is designed to protect infants and...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

NEWBURY, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that tap water in 89 percent of the cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. Made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich," chromium-6 is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium and has been linked to stomach and gastrointestinal cancers when ingested in drinking water. Kinetico is committed to helping consumers understand the...

2010-12-25 00:01:25

News report of contaminant's widespread presence raises public drinking water concerns. Multi-Pure has solutions to health concerns in drinking water. President Obama's Cancer Research Panel encourages Americans to protect themselves from water-borne carcinogens by simply using an effective water filter. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 24, 2010 Millions of Americans are at potential risk from Chromium VI contamination in their drinking water. Homeowners can protect themselves from the...

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2010-12-22 13:43:58

The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer. Most municipal or city engineers should be able to provide such a report upon request. Additional information specifically about hexavalent chromium levels may also be available. "In general, hexavalent chromium can be found in either surface or groundwater sources and its source can...

2010-12-21 00:01:51

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Denver, CO (Vocus) December 20, 2010 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Hexavalent chromium, a suspected carcinogen, is...

2010-12-20 12:22:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners can learn about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water, the Water Quality Association said today. In light of a report today showing hexavalent chromium in water supplies across the nation, concerned consumers are urged to learn more at wqa.org. WQA is an not-for-profit association that tests products following guidelines developed by ANSI/NSF, the most respected...

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2010-12-20 09:10:00

Hexavalent chromium--a substance dubbed a "probable carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program--has been found in the drinking water of 31 U.S. cities, according to a Sunday report by the Washington Post. The substance, which Washington Post Staff Writer Lyndsey Layton notes entered the public consciousness as a result of the movie 'Erin Brockovich', has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The discovery was made by the Washington D.C. based Environmental Working Group, which...