Skip to comments.Some Scientists Skeptical Of Report On Chromium In Drinking Water
Posted on 12/22/2010 1:13:29 PM PST by epithermal
Putting the words "hexavalent chromium" and "drinking water" in the same sentence sounds like a recipe for people to worry.
And a report released Monday by the Environmental Working Group sounded the alarm on chromium lurking in the taps of 31 U.S. cities got people fired up. The group figured some 74 million Americans drink water containing a cancer-causing form metal.
But how concerned should we be about the findings from the study?
We asked Dr. Robert Baratz, an expert on metal exposure who teaches at the Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine, to give us some context. He told Shots that it's difficult to draw scientifically valid conclusions from the single samples EWG took from water taps in a variety of cities.
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Maybe we can sue the governments providing this cancer out of existence like they do to private industry.
Environmental Working Group->Tides Foundation->George Soros.
NPR = donkey crotch.
Distill. Not because of hexavalent chromium, but for the pill-sourced unregulated oestrogen that is turning boys into wimps.
Getting rid of whatever other crap is in there is a free bonus.
Once you’ve tasted it you won’t go back.
My water has “detectable” levels of mercury. However to detect it a sample needs to go to a lab for a series of tests to detect an amount that is so low as to be negligible.
“NPR = donkey crotch.”
Agreed, but only place I have seen a rebuttal published.
“Distill. Not because of hexavalent chromium, but for the pill-sourced unregulated oestrogen that is turning boys into wimps.”
Very interesting point because I know they are finding more drugs in ground water all the time. I have seen on one occasion, when I sampled a monitoring well down gradient from a chrome plating business that had a spill, the groundwater was actually bright yellow from the hexavalent chromium.
“The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to using the power of information to protect human health and the environment.”
Don’t believe it for a moment.
The chairman of the board of this wonderful, dedicated and - ahem - non-partisan group is none other than Drummond Pike, the founder and chief executive officer of Tides Network.
Remember the Tides Network? Fully funded by such people as Ter-ay-sah Heinz Kerry and George Soros?
I would drink distilled for the taste even if there were no chemical issues. It makes me think that’s what the water in Eden would have tasted like.
Every atom of mercury ingested kills 1 cell.
Every day an amalgam filling releases (I forget the exact number, it’s like > 10^10 Hg atoms) per day.
FDA says mercury fillings may harm “some.” We’re probably not that some, right?
A lot of people are concerned about that. And your “detectable” result may be more than that.
Whatever. Its in all the wells here and has been all along.
I dunno about chromium, but my tap water is _loaded_ with chlorine lately. It’s thoroughly vile and undrinkable.
We need to get the dihydrogen monoxide out of our water!
The Tides foundation is run by one of the Soros sons.
Every atom of mercury ingested kills 1 cell....
LOL! What did you do? Copy that from a bubble gums wrapper?
Please dispense with such sloppy science
Mercury is indeed harmful - almost as much as that statement.
But the California Cancer Registry has now completed three studies that show cancer rates remained normal in from 1988 to 2008.
“Every atom of mercury ingested kills 1 cell.
Every day an amalgam filling releases (I forget the exact number, its like > 10^10 Hg atoms) per day.
FDA says mercury fillings may harm some. Were probably not that some, right?
A lot of people are concerned about that. And your detectable result may be more than that”
I think the environmental fascist agenda could get derailed real quick... IF there was a real problem with Drinking Water in our cities. In fact the Global Warming ‘issue’ could take a back seat permanently.
Financially speaking, it’s probably a natural reaction for the “scientific community” to push back against the report. I mean why bother checking water supplies any way? Water quality is not a very entertaining topic, and Global warming is much more profitable!
I’m concerned about the Dihydrogen Monoxide that comes out of my taps. I’ve heard it can kill people.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” - H. L. Mencken See also, Feynmann, Richard on “Cargo Cult Science”.