Found in volcanic dust, ash, rocks, ash, plants, and animals is Chromium-6 is a natural part of the environment. Through the process of erosion, chromium spreads. The process includes water, wind, and other natural elements working together as the gradual destruction of something over time is what is defined as erosion. Contributing factors such as leakage, poor storage, or inefficient practices of industrial waste releases Chrmium-6 is unnaturally. With this in mind, we at AAA Water Team would like to elaborate on Chromium-6.
Chromium 6 VS Chromium 3
Chromium-6 is often confused with chromium-3. Chromium-3 is a healthy part of the human diet as it is found in fruits, veggies, meats, and grains, though both found naturally in the environment. Chromium-3 is beneficial to the digestive system, whereas Chromium-6 is not. It is known to do harm to development, liver damage, reproductive problems, and lung cancer as Chromium-6 is linked to various illnesses and diseases in contrast. Those that have an increased risk with exposure include infants, children, people who use antacids and people with limited liver function.
Safe Drinking Water Act
The standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are maintained in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). As a result, what is known as a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) is the maximum amount of any contaminant in water limits the contaminants in drinking water is set by the EPA. The EPA set a drinking water standard of 0.1 milligrams per liter for total forms of chromium. The EPA bases the MCLG on potential effects of exposure and the water systems to test for chromium as a requirement. To discover the chromium in your water, a water test for your home’s water supply.
Side Effects of Chromium Toxicity
Derived from overexposure to chromium, chromium toxicity is a health condition. Due to chromium, this condition is also referred to as chromium poisoning, heavy metal poisoning and poisoning. Because continuous skin contact or inhalation can lead to the poisoning, major risk factors for chromium poisoning include environmental conditions including jobs such as industrial welders and workers. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, vertigo, diarrhea, liver damage, circulatory collapse, intravascular hemolysis, and/or severe gastrointestinal ulcers or irritation develop from Chromium-6 ingested. Chromium-6 enters the body from heavy metal absorbed by the bloodstream. Unlike Chromium-3, it then builds up in the body tissues, and absorbs rapidly, making it harmful. Eliminating the exposure to chromium prevents chromium toxicity. In a study performed between 2010 and 2015 the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Tap Water Database found chromium-6 in 50 states and 9,855 utilities impacting the drinking water of 250 million people. In a survey conducted by the EPA, more than three-fourths of water systems sampled showed chromium-6 contamination.
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With reverse osmosis water treatments, trace of chromium-6 found in drinking water is reduced significantly. The standard reverse osmosis can be broken down in 4 parts that include pre-reverse osmosis, filtration, drainage, and storage. In addition to removing the chromium-6, reverse osmosis also removes many different contaminants and metals from water such as mercury, sediment, lead, chlorine, and chloramine. To protect you and your family from harmful contaminants that might be in your drinking water, reverse osmosis removing the contaminants from water makes the water safer and healthier to drink, improves the taste and is a cost-effective solution. Call AAA Water Team and let our professionals take care of the rest if you are looking for reverse osmosis water treatments.