In case you missed it last week, the Erin Brockovich chemical has been found in drinking water ALL ACROSS AMERICA. The dangers of chromium-6 were brought to light in 1993. It's now 23 years later and the government has failed to limit the amounts found in our drinking water.
In my area of Nashville, it was found as high as .167 when the safe level is .02. That's a HUGE amount considering that this chemical has been known to cause cancer even in small amounts. Check chromium-6 levels in your area.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must be held accountable and pressured to set regulations for our national safety. Here's a quick and easy way to make your voice heard. Please take 15 seconds to sign this petition from the Environmental Working Group.
This is scary stuff and you may be wondering how you can remove this cancer-causing chemical from your drinking water.
3 Filters That Remove Chromium-6
I've just learned about ZeroWater Filters but I'm excited about them. You can read their most recent press release which discusses their system certification regarding Chromium-6.
Don't forget to sign the petition to make your voice heard! We deserve better and the EPA needs to be held to making higher nationwide safety standards.
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1 cup fresh elderberries (double for dried berries)
1 cup water
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cinnamon stick
DIRECTIONS | Remove berries from stems. Add berries and water to a stockpot and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain off berries and cinnamon stick with cheesecloth. Add honey to elderberry juice and mix well. Add to a jar and refrigerate.
1. This will yield about 16 ounces.
2. I have successfully kept mine in the fridge for up to 3 months.
3. A trick to removing the fresh berries is to freeze them, then shake off the berries.
4. Remove as much of the bark as you can but the little straggly stuff is okay.
5. I prefer to make a big batch at once using 4 cups berries (double for dried), 4 cups water, 1 cup honey, 1 cinnamon stick.
WHERE TO BUY | I am privileged enough to have wild elderberries growing on my parent's property but you can also buy dried elderberries that have already been removed from the stem. Links below.*
Raw Honey - It would be preferred to find local, raw honey (check your farmer's market)
DOSAGE | It is recommended to take 1 Tablespoon per day as preventative maintenance. In times of illness you can take up to 4 Tablespoons per day.
Staci Bishop, CD, HCHD