Study finds probable carcinogen in tap water of 31 U.S. cities

by drsjbecker on December 28, 2010

Washington Post (D.C.) – By Lyndsey Layton – (Monday, December 20, 2010) –

A new analysis showing the presence of a probable carcinogen in the tap water of 31 cities across the country has raised questions about possible risks posed to consumers in those communities and how they can reduce their exposure.
The chemical, hexavalent chromium, got public attention in the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich” and has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals by the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health.


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