- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Greensboro have stopped using a chemical in the city’s waiter that experts are studying to see if it is a health threat.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports (http://bit.ly/29Ey9Qw ) the city has been studying for two years how trace amounts of chromium-6 got into the water supply.

Water Supply Manager Barry Parsons told the newspaper that they tested water are different stages of the treatment process and figured out the chemical was introduced within an additive that controls the acidity of the water.

Parsons says the levels of chromium-6 were within safety limits and never threatened anyone’s health. But he is glad to switch to a different additive.

Experts say chromium-6 It is a known carcinogen when inhaled, but its danger hasn’t been well-established through drinking water.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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