Target: United States House of Representatives
Goal: Establish limits for Chromium 6, a known carcinogen, in drinking water.
A bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives which will limit the amount of Chromium 6 that can be in drinking water. Chromium 6 is a chemical which is present in drinking water in many areas, but is also a proven carcinogen. There is no current standard for Chromium 6 on the state or national level, which means that very toxic levels of the chemical may be in drinking water anywhere. The standard needs to be set to ensure that everyone across the country has access to clean drinking water.
Chromium 6 is a proven carcinogen in lab rodents, and is linked to high rates of cancer in people. The chemical is especially harmful to infants and young children. Pregnant women and those trying to conceive are also warned to avoid Chromium 6, which is difficult for those who are constantly exposed to it in drinking water. This means it is very important for a standard for Chromium 6 to be set soon, and this bill will give the EPA just 90 days to set this standard. This deadline will mean that people across the country will be soon protected from Chromium 6, preventing long-term exposure. Adam Schiff, the creator of the bill, has said, ‘It’s time to take a major step forward and ensure that children and families…across the country have access to safe drinking water.’
Drinking water needs to be safe and clean, as it is a very important part of keeping people healthy. No one should have to fear toxic exposure just from drinking water. This bill will ensure that the water is indeed clean and safe. Tell the House of Representatives to pass this bill.
Dear United States House of Representatives:
A bill has recently been introduced which will limit the amount of Chromium 6 present in drinking water. Chromium 6 is a chemical which is a proven carcinogen, and is especially harmful to women and children. Standards for its presence in drinking water clearly need to be set in order to keep water safe and clean for everyone.
I ask you to pass this bill. The bill will not only ensure clean and safe drinking water across the country, but it will also ensure that this will happen soon. Chromium 6 is a harmful chemical that will continue to harm people as long as it is present in large amounts in drinking water, and so the sooner a standard for it is set, the healthier people will be.
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