Chromium-6 in drinking water

Chromium-6 is a chemical that can cause cancer even at very low levels of exposure. The EPA says that most Americans are exposed to it in their drinking water. Many of us know about chromium-6 because of the movie about law clerk and environmental activist Erin Brokovich.

A new report issued this week brings fresh attention to the issue. CNN provided additional new coverage of the issue.

All three public water systems in Cumberland County NJ have tested positive for Chromium-6 at levels that exceed the nation’s toughest goals set by the state of California. The NJDEP responded by saying that NJ water meets the less restrictive federal safety standards.



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