ICYMI: Washington Times Op-Ed: Exaggerating chromium risks, The danger depends on the dose

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:45am

Washington Times Op-Ed: Exaggerating chromium risks, The danger depends on the dose

In case you missed it, check out the commentary on the scientific debate surrounding hexavalent chromium and risk management. Author Paul Driessen asks the question: What level of chromium-6 is safe in drinking water?

The article notes that no other state in the country uses a 0.07 threshold for hexavalent chromium. This level is equal to 3.5 drops in an Olympic pool or one second in 467 years. Even ultra-cautious California sets its standard at 10 ppb, though some want it reduced to 0.06 ppb.

Read the article here.