EDITORIAL: Putting ‘Toxic’ Water Into Proper Context

Monday, September 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || EDITORIAL || @maywoodnews Yes, there’s stuff in the water. No, local governments aren’t to blame. No, you aren’t in immediate danger  The recent release of a report by the Environmental Working Group showing unsafe levels of the toxin hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, in the water supplies of more than 200 million Americans has caused quite the panic. And, it seems, too much … Continue reading EDITORIAL: Putting ‘Toxic’ Water Into Proper Context

Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water

Saturday, September 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8:00 p.m. A new report published last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that millions of Americans use tap water that contains hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, which studies have shown may increase the risk of certain types of cancers and other diseases. Among those millions are residents of Maywood, Bellwood and Melrose Park, whose … Continue reading Cancer-causing Toxin Found in West Suburban Drinking Water