Study: Chromium in cities’ water is a cancer risk

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December 20, 2010
Chicago Tribune    
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"Cancer-causing chromium is turning up in tap water in more than two dozen cities, according to a study that urges federal regulators to adopt tougher standards. Even though scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Toxicology Program have linked the ingestion of hexavalent chromium to cancer, the EPA doesn't require cities to test for the toxic metal. The Environmental Working Group hired an independent laboratory that found the metal in treated drinking water from 31 cities." (12/20/10)

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