The EPA must take action to reduce chromium-6 contamination in American drinking water. Chromium-6, also known as hexavalent chromium, is a cancer-causing contaminant found in tap water in all 50 states. Erin Brockovich first brought the dangers of this chemical to national attention in 1993, but the EPA has failed to properly limit chromium-6 levels in drinking water.
EWG research found that chromium-6 contaminates the water supplies of more than 200 million Americans – at levels above those California scientists deemed safe! This chemical is expected to cause cancer when ingested at low doses. The EPA needs to take action now to set a national safety limit for chromium-6 to reduce Americans’ exposures to this cancer-causing chemical!
Please stand with EWG and tell the EPA to set a national safety limit for chromium-6 in drinking water.
As a supporter of EWG, I’m asking the EPA to take action on chromium-6 contamination in drinking water. This chemical is expected to cause cancer when ingested at even low levels, and contaminates the drinking water of more than 200 million Americans across all 50 states.
The human impact of this chemical was first brought to national attention in 1993 by the work of Erin Brockovich in Hinkley, Calif. Since then, EWG studies in 2010 and 2016 have revealed that millions of Americans have been exposed to this dangerous contaminant, yet it largely remains unregulated.
It’s high time the EPA took action to protect Americans from cancer-causing chromium-6, and provide state officials and utilities operators with clear, strong chromium-6 regulations. Please take action swiftly and set a national safety limit for chromium-6 in drinking water.