Health & Food
Chromium-6 found in 31 cities' tap water
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A study released by the Environmental Working Group said the tap water in 31 of 35 U.S. cities is highly contaminated with hexavalent chromium, also known as Chromium-6.
Chromium-6, which was introduced in the movie "Erin Brockovich," was first discovered in the water supply in the San Bernardino County desert town of Hinkley, leading to a massive lawsuit against a utility company.
According to the study, the cities with the highest contamination levels are Norman, Oklahoma; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, California.
Chromium-6 has been linked to stomach cancer and tumors.
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