How to Get Rid of Hexavalent Chromium in Your Drinking Water

I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about hexavalent chromium contamination in drinking water.

If you saw the Erin Brockovich movie back in 2000, it was about a big case that she was fighting to get Pacific Gas & Electric to clean up hexavalent chromium contamination in Hinkley, CA. The chromium is a carcinogenic chemical linked to stomach cancer and leukemia.

See this article on CBSNews about chromium contamination and a study of the drinking water in several cities.

Here is a water test of the Nikken Aqua Pour that shows that it successfully removes hexavalent chromium along with a handful of other chemicals. To see the results for hexavalent chromium, click the link and find the line for Cr+6. You will see that the source water had .54 milligrams/Liter and there wasn’t any detected in the output water.

The test also shows results for toluene, trihalomethanes (THMs), phenol, benzene, carbaryl, ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and Selenium (Se).

The final line of the test shows that a small amount of silver (Ag) was added to the water as it passed through the Aqua Pour. The filter cartridge contains silver to prevent microbial growth in the carbon, which is standard for granulated carbon filters.

Wayne Woodworth

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