Friday, February 11, 2011

Hexavalent Chromium?

Have you seen the latest EWG research?  They tested and found hexavalent chromium in 31 out of 35 cities.  Hexavalent chromium (or chromium - 6) is a cancer causing chemical.  There is no legal limit for this chemical, and water utilities are not required to test for it.

Just another reason I love our Berkey water filter.  

We recently changed out the PF-2 Arsenic and Fluoride filters for new ones.  The black Berkey elements on the top are still going strong, but these need to be replaced about once a year with as much water as we use.  We also have a shower filter that needed to be changed too.  I can totally smell a difference in the water when the shower is running!

You can read my extensive research on the topic at these links:

What's in my water? Part 1
What's in my water? Part 2
What's in my water? Part 3
Shower Filter Info

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  1. Hi Christy,

    I know Berkey filters out Chromium, but does it filter out Hexavalent Chromium specifically? I haven't been able to get confirmation from various on-line Berkey retailers. They specifically stated they could not confirm it. I'm trying to find the original manufacturere.

    Thank you,

  2. Alice, try emailing Dan at Big Berkey Water Filters for more info on this.

    This is the original manufacturer:

    Hope that helps!