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Hexavalent Chromium & Water

HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM Hexavalent chromium is a group of chemical compounds containing & WATER the element chromium that is odorless and tasteless. It is used in the production of stainless steel, textile dyes, wood preservation, leather tanning, and a variety of other applications. Hexavalent chromium is a probable carcinogen and was brought to national attention when it was found in the drinking water supply of the southern California town of Hinkley, and the subsequent involvement of Erin Brockovich. by h2odistributors.com Chromium 6 is a known CARCINOGEN brought to national attention when it was found in the water supply of Hinkley, CA CHROMIUM 6 or HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM is used in the production of stainless steel, textile dyes, wood preservation, leather tanning & a variety of other applications In 2009 the cities tested, ENVIRONMENTAL, WORKING GROUP HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM, commissioned tests which found that in a suspected human carcinogen was found in water supplies 31 OF THE 35 The SEPA 24 -TOTAL currently regulates the Chromium 6 is a chemical compound toxic to humans amount of Chromium grouping Chromium 3 & Chromium 6 under the same standard Chromium 3 is an essential dietarynutrient for humans Chromium 6 has been under review by the EPA since 2008. Skin exposure to Chromium 6 can cause allergic reactions and skin ulcers. Inhalation of Chromium 6 has been known to cause lung cancer and has shown increased risk of stomach cancer, leukemia, as well as kidney and liver damage HEALTH EFFECTS Ingestion of Chromium 6 in drinking water has been shown to cause mouth, tongue and intestinal cancer in animals. REMOVAL Faucet and countertop filters using activated carbon are not capable of removing or reducing chromium 6. Water purification (reverse osmosis), not just simple filtration, will remove chromium 6 from drinking water. Systems with a NSF/ANSI Standard 58 seal are third-party NSF certified to remove Hexavalent Chromium. O h2odistributors.com

Hexavalent Chromium & Water

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Hexavalent chromium is a group of chemical compounds containing the element chromium that is odorless and tasteless. It is used in the production of stainless steel, textile dyes, wood preservation, l...

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