Dr Oz did a segment called Is Your Water Causing Cancer? Doctor Oz was joined by Dr Patricia Meinhardt and Dr Thomas Burke to discuss Chemicals In Your Tap Water. Do you know if your tap water has Chromium-6, Perchlorate, Lead or Arsenic? Do you know the effects of these chemicals on the human body? This article is crucial to share with all of your friends and family, because only we can make a difference by demanding that our local water company and government provide safe water!
Dr Oz Tap Water Test
Dr Oz took samples of water from kitchens all across the country to check for toxic chemicals like arsenic, lead and Chromium-6 which causes cancer. Only recently did the government begin to worry about regulating Perchlorate which is found in rocket fuel and occurs in 26 states. The government is currently only regulating 114 chemical substance of the tens of thousands of chemicals that are present. Dr Oz sent Water Testing Kits to families in 19 cities including Houston, Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Pittsburgh, Wichita Falls, Omaha and Riverside, California. Each water sample was sent to Suburban Water Labs to be analyzed.
Dr Oz: Chemicals In Your Tap Water
Dr Patricia Meinhardt studies water-related pollution and disease, is an environmental medicine specialist and an Epidemiologist. Dr Thomas Burke is the former NJ Deputy Health Commissioner, the Associate Dean of John Hopkins School of Public Health and studied the impact of industrial pollution on health. Here is what they told Dr Oz about Chromium-6, Perchlorate, Lead and Arsenic in our Tap Water.
Dr Oz: Chromium-6 In Tap Water
Dr Oz said that the EPA just announced that they are taking action to test for Chromium-6 in drinking water. Dr Meinhardt said that Chromium-6 is different than the chromium found in vitamin supplements. Chromium-6 causes cancer when inhaled through the air, and new information shows that it can cause cancer probably when ingested through water as well. Chromium-6 has gotten into our drinking water supply through steel mills, leather tanning and pulp mills – and once it gets in it is hard to get it out of our water. Chromium Pollution can lead to Chromium Poisoning which leads to Kidney Disease, Liver Damage, Leukemia, Intestinal Cancer and Mouth Tumors. Dr Burke said that nobody used to realize how dangerous Chromium-6 was in our water and that his wife actually learned to ice skate on yellow ice that was yellow from the Chromium-6. He said that it is a tough regulatory environment because it costs a lot to clean up the Chromium-6 and there were lots of arguments about whether it is harmful enough to worry about or not, but we are moving forward finally.
Dr Oz: Norman Oklahoma Water Sample
Dr Oz did a water sample from Norman, Oklahoma and found it has 58 ppb (parts per billion) of Chromium-6 which is 1000 times higher than the legal limit in California. Norman, Oklahoma has a high level of Chromium-6, so if you live there, definitely look into this. Apparently, the city mayor of Norman is on top of this and has technical advisers coming in and trying to fix this issue.
Dr Oz: Lead & Arsenic In Tap Water
Dr Oz said that heavy metals like Lead and Arsenic are sometimes found in Tap Water from sources like paint, animal feed and dye. Lead and Arsenic can cause Bladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Paralysis and Nerve Damage. Arsenic occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, especially in wells in the western part of the country. Lead tends to come from the plumbing in our homes. Dr Oz’s water test for a lady in Pittsburgh found .003 ppb of Lead in their Tap Water, which is safe but the EPA wants that number to be 0. Dr Oz said that good enough and ideal are not the same thing. Long term exposure to lead is not going to lead to obvious problems, but it could cause memory issues or make your blood pressure go up a little bit. Here are four action items to make sure your drinking water is safe: