chromium6 http://kvpr.org en California Proposes Lower Threshold for Carcinogenic Substance in Drinking Water http://kvpr.org/post/california-proposes-lower-threshold-carcinogenic-substance-drinking-water <p class="p1">California health officials propose to lower the limits of a heavy-metal often found in drinking water. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">The California Department of Public Health proposes a regulation that would reduce the allowable level of ‘chromium-6’ in water to five times less than it is now.&nbsp;</p><p class="p3">Chromium-six is carcinogenic. The substance is both naturally occurring, and leaks into the water supply from industrial hazardous waste areas.</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:08:47 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 20526 at http://kvpr.org California Proposes Lower Threshold for Carcinogenic Substance in Drinking Water Environmental Groups File Suit Over Water Contamination http://kvpr.org/post/environmental-groups-file-suit-over-water-contamination <p>Two major environmental groups have filed suit against the California State Department of Public Health for what they call a failure by the state to set rules for the safe amount of a toxic chemical in drinking water. Hexavalent&nbsp;chromium, also known as chromium-6, gained widespread attention as the chemical that sickened residents in the film Erin Brockovich.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:09:02 +0000 Joe Moore 2276 at http://kvpr.org Environmental Groups File Suit Over Water Contamination