Chromium-6 is the carcinogenic chemical that was featured in the popular 2000 movie “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts as the titular activist.  Data from nationwide tests show it’s still in our water, YES DAVIESS COUNTY!

There is scientific uncertainty regarding safe levels of this chemical in drinking water and possible long-term consequences of ingestion. But this new analysis from the Environmental Working Group, an independent advocacy group, examines evidence from water systems throughout the nation and concludes that the tap water of 218 million Americans contains levels of chromium-6 that the group considers dangerous.

In 2008, a two-year study by the National Toxicology Program found that drinking water with Chromium 6 caused cancer in laboratory rats and mice. The U.S. EPA subsequently ordered utilities to test drinking water.


What is chromium-6?

Chromium is a naturally occurring element found in rocks, animals, plants, soil and volcanic dust and gases, according to the National Toxicology Program.
It comes in several forms, including what is commonly called chromium-3, an essential nutrient for the body. Chromium-6, which is rare in nature, is produced by industrial processes. Chromium-6 is used in electroplating, stainless steel production, leather tanning, textile manufacturing and wood preservation, according to the National Toxicology Program (PDF). Chromium-6 is also found in the ash from coal-burning power plants and used to lower the temperature of water in the cooling towers of power plants.
Scientific reports have indicated that breathing in airborne chromium-6 particles can cause lung cancer too.


Do I need to take special precautions?  THIS IS IN OMU 2014 REPORT

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek the advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

So the question is….. how do we protect our family.  FILTERATION!

We know that bottled water in once factor is not good for you because it is acidic.  If you are going to drink bottled water, then make sure you are drinking a spring water.  The more alkaline, the better it is for your body.  We also know that our tap water is not as safe as it should be.  What should we drink?

Here at Wheatgrass we care about your health and offer the best water in town (we have tested others).

Drinking OUR KANGEN water is not only healthier because it is filtered twice, but also gives you the antioxidants you need PLUS reduces the acid in your body to make it more alkaline.  It is also Micro Clustered which hydrates your body so much more.    You can read more here. 

Come in and get your first gallon FREE! (We serve it in bottles too)  You are going to LOVE the clean smooth taste!  We have gallons for $2 each or $1.50 for refill, or you can bring your own jugs in for fill up at the same price. We also offer monthly membership for $30 a month for up to 40 gallons and you can fill up weekly at our filling station.

Want a Kangen water machine for your home?  We can order one for you and it will arrive in about 7 days.  Call for more information on how to get started at home in providing a more healthy option.

As always, be healthy and be the best version of yourself!

Melissa Phillips HC BCBC



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