Multipure Water Filters Offer Effective Solutions for Reducing Dangerous Levels of Chromium VI in Drinking Water
News report of contaminant’s widespread presence raises public drinking water concerns. Multi-Pure has solutions to health concerns in drinking water. President Obama’s Cancer Research Panel encourages Americans to protect themselves from water-borne carcinogens by simply using an effective water filter.
Millions of Americans are at potential risk from Chromium VI contamination in their drinking water. Homeowners can protect themselves from the contaminant with a Multi-Pure drinking water system. New reports from the Washington Post and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) indicate the suspected carcinogen is more widespread than previously thought – appearing in the drinking water of 31 major cities across the US. Chromium six (Cr (VI), hexavalent chromium) is a metal species that is capable of causing cancers in laboratory animals and is considered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a likely a human carcinogen. Multi-Pure International is the manufacturer of home drinking water systems which are certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent chromium.
Cities found to have the highest concentrations of hexavalent chromium are Riverside, CA, Norman, OK, and Honolulu, HI. The full list of cities where the contaminant has been detected can be found in the EWG report at http://www.EWG.org.
Despite mounting evidence of its toxic effects, the EPA has not set a legal limit for hexavalent chromium in tap water nationally and does not require water utilities to test for it. According to the Post, the state of California has taken the first steps in limiting the amount of the contaminant in drinking water by proposing a “public health goal” for safe levels of 0.06 parts per billion (ppb).
Some industry experts indicate this level may be unrealistically low, citing limitations of the EPA’s analytical methods in detecting such low concentrations.
MultiPure’s models MP750PlusRO are certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent chromium by up to 91.3%. Multi-Pure’s Director of Laboratory Services, Andrew Fenwick, PhD, says the company is working diligently on more solutions, “Multi-Pure will continue to be on the forefront of this issue, working to develop, quantify, and certify the performance of our products as standards for Cr (VI) evolve.”
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Multi-Pure International is the manufacturer of home drinking water systems which are certified by NSF International to reduce levels of hexavalent chromium.
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A new study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that tap water in 31 of 35 American cities is highly contaminated with hexavalent chromium, according to a press release this morning.
The highest levels were in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, Calif.
In all, water samples from 25 cities contained the toxic metal at concentrations above the safe maximum recently proposed by California regulators, the release stated.
The National Toxicology Program has concluded that hexavalent chromium (also called chromium-6) in drinking water shows “clear evidence of carcinogenic activity” in laboratory animals, increasing the risk of gastrointestinal tumors.
In September 2010, a draft toxicological review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) similarly found that hexavalent chromium in tap water is “likely to be carcinogenic to humans.”
At least 74 million Americans in 42 states drink chromium-polluted tap water, much of it likely in the cancer-causing hexavalent form, according to the release.
In light of the study’s findings, EWG has urged EPA to move expeditiously to establish a legal limit for chromium-6 and require public water suppliers to test for it.
What’s the good news in all of this? Multi-Pure is to the rescue, once again! Our reverse osmosis drinking water system has proven to effectively reduce chromium in tap water! Multi-Pure is certified by NSF to reduce and remove more contaminants than any other filter on the market. Yay Multi-Pure!
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