Chromium 6 dan­ger high­lighted

Los Angeles Times - - The World -

A type of chromium high­lighted in the film “Erin Brock­ovich” causes can­cer in lab an­i­mals when they drink it in wa­ter, and it could be harm­ful to peo­ple, the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health said Wed­nes­day.

Hex­ava­lent chromium, also called chromium 6, al­ready has been shown to cause lung can­cer when in­haled. It is con­trolled by the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency as well as by states. En­vi­ron­men­tal­ists have been fight­ing for decades for tighter lim­its on chromium in drink­ing wa­ter.

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