Chromium is a tasteless and odorless and tasteless metallic element naturally found in rocks, soil, volcanic dust, plants, and animals.
The most common forms of chromium that occur in water are:
Trivalent chromium (chromium-3)
Hexavalent chromium (chromium-6)
Chromium-3 is an essential dietary element found in many fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and yeast.
Chromium-6, according to the EPA, occurs naturally in the environment from the erosion of natural chromium deposits and from industrial processes such as leakage, poor storage, or inadequate industrial waste disposal practices.
If Chromium 6 sounds familiar, that's because it is the same chemical that made Erin Brockovich famous.
In-home water treatment provides the final barrier to prevent contaminants or health hazards from being ingested by you, a family member or pet. It can also address the impurities that lend an unattractive taste, smell, or appearance to your drinking water.