California Environmental Health Agency Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Guideline


In a first step toward establishing a state drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium (“Chrome-6”), California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) has proposed a “Public Health Goal” (“PHG”) of 60 parts per trillion (ppt) for Chrome-6. The written comment period on the proposed PHG and its supporting document has begun and will continue through October 19, 2009. That same day, OEHHA will host a public workshop starting at 10 a.m. in Oakland.

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