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New water tests in Houston show presence of cancer-causing chromium 6

The people of Houston are drinking chromium 6 and at larger than acceptable amounts. And according to scientists, “…at a certain point – chromium 6 can cause cancer.”1 (Currently, the states differ on the amount of chromium 6 that’s acceptable to consume.)

Now, while chromium 6 is found in small amounts across the city, the ZIP code testing the highest year after year is 77099. Houston.

Although the EPA only requires cities to test for total chromium, not just chromium 6, California public health officials say cancer rates start to rise at a concentration of 0.02 parts per billion.