Chromium-6: 'Erin Brockovich' chemical threatens two-thirds of Americans

  • metta

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    Sep 22, 2016 7:41 PM GMT
    Chromium-6: 'Erin Brockovich' chemical threatens two-thirds of Americans
    ‘We simply can’t continue to survive with toxic drinking water,’ says Erin Brockovich, as a new report finds 200 million people exposed to chromium-6
  • Dynamo_spark

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    Sep 23, 2016 8:34 AM GMT
    I thought the trial held by Erin Brokovich got this deadly chemical banned? Why are they still using it?
  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2016 4:49 AM GMT
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    Sep 24, 2016 5:06 AM GMT
    Erin Brokovitch is a notorious scam artist and extortionist. The infamous "trial" only got cash payments for herself and a bit for her dupes, thanks to emotional twisting of a selection of retard jurists.

    Trace concentrations of Chromium VI are entirely harmless in drinking water. They are instantly reduced to chromium III - an essential nutrient - by saliva and stomach acid. Check your multivitamin - it's in there. (Great concentrations of chromium VI particles inhaled into the lungs can be harmful... A situation that only occurs in chromium miners.)

    The great test for chromium contamination is industrial China. There is so much of that crap dumped in some areas that well water is actually yellow. And yet, there is not good evidence for increased cancer in those areas. Except in one study where they played games with the data (pooling big city populations - with high cancer but no chromium - with small rural populations that have actual yellow water, but low cancer rates). Of course, the other side is that people are not actually stupid enough to drink yellow water. But the point is, that there are no data at all to show that chromium VI in water, in trace or even grotesque concentrations, causes cancer. Only a smarmy movie.