Is There Toxic Chromium-6 in Your Water? : The Renegade Health Newsletter

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Pittsburgh is nice, but don’t drink the water!

Today, I was going to talk more about the adrenals, but I came across an article from the Environmental Working Group I’d like to discuss…

It’s about toxic contaminants in your water supply.

I know we like to think that the state and local municipalities will take care of us and make sure we’re safe, but we have to understand that they’re just as frazzled and busy and underfunded as we all are… so how can they make sure everything is OK?

The short answer is that they can’t.

I’ll explain why in a second…

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Now on to the newsletter…

The Environmental Working Group recently studied the amount of a known carcinogenic compound in city tap water from 35 different municipalities around the United States.

They found this toxic substance in 31 of the 35 places.

I imagine if they were to survey 100 places, the percentage would be similar, so we’re dealing with a major issue in public safety and health.

So what is the toxin, where does it come from and what does it do?

The toxin is chromium-6.

This is an oxidized form of chromium that is used in many industrial processes such as stainless steel production, wood preservation, hide tanning and more.

Basically, it’s prevalent and it’s getting in the ground water, likely because save processes for disposing of it don’t exist or aren’t followed.

Chormium-6 has been labeled as a carcinogenic substance – meaning can cause cancer – particularly cancers of the stomach.

One specific instance of chromium-6 (or VI) was brought to the public’s attention by attorney Julia Roberts – oops, I mean, Erin Brockovich.

In Hinkley, CA, tests found the total chromium-6 levels in the drinking water was .58 ppm (parts per million).

The EPA level to total chromium is .10 ppm.

People in this community experienced an increase in cancer, which is why attention has been given to this particular compound.

So enough about what it is, let me tell you what the cities are and what you can do to remove it.

First, here are where it has been found.

Keep in mind, this does not mean your city or area is in the clear. These are the 31 out of the 35 cities that were tested. (From

1. Norman, Oklahoma
2. Honolulu, Hawaii
3. Riverside, California
4. Madison, Wisconsin
5. San Jose, California
6. Tallahassee, Florida
7. Omaha, Nebraska
8. Albuquerque, New Mexico
9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10. Bend, Oregon
11. Salt Lake City, Utah
12. Ann Arbor, Michigan
13. Atlanta, Georgia
14. Los Angeles, California
15. Bethesda, Maryland
16. Phoenix, Arizona
17. Washington, D.C.
18. Chicago, Illinois
19. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
20. Villanova, Pennsylvania
21. Sacramento, California
22. Louisville, Kentucky
23. Syracuse, New York
24. New Haven, Connecticut
25. Buffalo, New York
26. Las Vegas, Nevada
27. New York, New York
28. Scottsdale, Arizona
29. Miami, Florida
30. Boston, Massachusetts
31. Cincinnati, Ohio

If you live in one of these places, you must have a water filter.

And look, just because this news is new, it’s not a far stretch to believe that our water hasn’t been contaminated with many other compounds for years.

In fact, there are many documented instances of this as well.

So here’s the most exciting part…

What you can do to get it out of your water!

There are three ways you can eliminate this toxin from your human existence.

1. Drink tested spring water.

Find a spring that has been tested by the local government (there are plenty!) and get your water fresh from the source.

2. Use a water distiller.

The distillation process will remove all toxic substances from your water leaving you with pure water.

3. Use a reverse osmosis filter.

The reverse osmosis process will remove almost all toxins from the water as well. It’s not as pure as distilled, but it does work.

I’m not going to get into the health benefits of distilled vs. reverse osmosis here. You can search on the blog for my various discussions of these two types of water.

4. When getting bottled water, get it in glass.

This really has nothing to do with chromium-6, but plastic bottles have been shown to outgas and release toxins into the water that can interfere with your hormone production. BPA is the biggest culprit, but I’m guessing we’ll hear about a dozen more compounds over the next 5-10 years.

So that’s your action plan, particularly if you’re still drinking or showering in non-filtered water.

Also, please be sure to send this to any friends you may have in the areas mentioned. It could save their lives!

Also, be sure to get “The Complete Adrenal Health Program” while we still have it at a great discount for you. It’s almost 50% off until this Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010.

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I’ll get back to adrenal health tomorrow!

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Jonás says:

    Please look this picture:

    Does remove chromium 6 this kind of filter machines ? do you know if they has filters that removes chromium 6 from water ? there are several of this machines near to my home, I am wondering is they has good filters.

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