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Water Safe Despite Chromium VI Tests
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"We were unaware that this chemical was even in the water or drinking water," said Milwaukee Health Department director Paul Biedrzycki.
The Environmental Working Group released a water report which found Chromium VI in the tap water of 31 of 35 cities tested.
Biedrzycki said the federal government has no regulations on the known carcinogen.
"It's not regulated by the U.S. EPA in drinking water as a contaminant, so we've done testing in the raw water, at the treatment plant and distribution system," said Biedrzycki.
The chemical is used for industrial processes, like steel manufacturing. Scientists said the compound also occurs naturally in the bedrock below
Too much fluoride in water, government says
A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years.
About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by the mineral — though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it.
Health officials note that most communities have fluoride in their water supplies, and toothpaste has it too. Some kids are even given fluoride supplements.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing a proposal to change the recommended fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water. And the Environmental Protection Agency will review whether the maximum cutoff of 4 milligrams per liter is too high.
How do you feel about your drinking water?