Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6)
Hexavalent Chromium, also known as Chromium 6 was a major carcinogenic in the Hinkley case, of which was the subject of the movie, “Erin Brockovich.”
Chromium 6 has long been identified as a cause of lung cancer when inhaled. More recently, National Toxicology Program scientists following a two year animal study, have reported that the compound is also carcinogenic in drinking water.
Erin still remains heavily involved in helping people and communities impacted by Chromium 6.