Thanks to the Environmental Working Group for making us aware of another environmental issue.
You can download the full report on hexavalent chromium (aka chromium-6) in tap water at: http://www.ewg.org/research/chromium6-in-tap-water
and you can check the interactive map at: http://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/2016-chromium6-lower-48.php/
When you click on a specific county, you get a listing of locations (cities) testing positive for that county. When you click on a specific location, you get a listing of specific locations tested in that city and the test results.
With the issue being so widespread – over half the population has chromium-6 in their (or I should say “our” since I am in that majority) drinking water – I have to suspect it is more of a natural occurrence than something created by industry, but this is just my guess. If actual scientists can determine where it has come from, I’d like to know. I’d especially like to know what can or should be done about it.
We’ll hear more about this.