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Reducing hexavalent chromium pollution in California water

October 2013

An EWG analysis showed that under California’s proposed standard of 10 parts per billion, 24 million Californians would be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium, a suspected carcinogen, in drinking water. EWG submitted extensive research to the state, in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action and others, and joined with more than 20 California groups urging the state Department of Public Health to tighten the standard. 

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