How is government protecting us from toxins in drinking water now?

The US Government's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) ensures through regulations that your drinking water is "legally safe," based on limits on a small set of 115 contaminants.  The "legally safe" water is often unhealthy due to a long list of unregulated chemical contaminants found in source waters such as rivers and lakes, which supply almost all of our drinking water.  By default, consumers are asked to be guinea pigs for toxins used in agriculture and industry.  

 

What is Chromium 6 and how it can harm us?

Chromium 6 or Hexavalent Chromium is a man-made chemical that is a known carcinogen if inhaled in showers, especially by young children. But is viewed as not being as toxic if ingested in drinking water as it gets converted in the acidic stomach environment into Chromium 3, which is interestingly, a vitamin.  Chromium 6 has been detected in major cities in the US to exceed ...

Posted on February 9, 2014 and filed under Toxins and health risks.