Cancer-causing Chromium Detected in the Tap Water of 31 Cities in USBy Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes.com) — A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that tap water of nearly 31 cities contain deadly hexavalent chromium, a chemical that is believed to cause cancer.
The EWG investigated 35 cities and it stated that at least 74 million people in 42 states regularly drink chromium-tainted water, and a considerable proportion of it is in the carcinogenic hexavalent form.
The most affected places are Norman of Oklahoma, Honolulu of Hawaii, Riverside of California, Madison of Wiscosin and San Jose of California where there are the highest levels of chromium detected. The deadly chemical has been linked to leukemia and other cancers in animals, as well as liver and kidney damage.