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Chromium (total) in Missouri


Chromium is a metal that pollutes drinking water due to discharge from steel and pulp mills and erosion of natural deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Missouri

523 water utilities reported detecting Chromium (total) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Chromium (total) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Windwood Estates Subd
Cape Girardeau, MO
1081 of 128 ppb
(28 ppb)
2Bunceton
Bunceton, MO
3491 of 110.06 ppb
(10.06 ppb)
3Hatton Hills Mhp
MO
901 of 16.56 ppb
(6.56 ppb)
4Nantucket Bay
MO
1901 of 16.17 ppb
(6.17 ppb)
5Big Bear Estates
Lake Ozark, MO
952 of 25.29 ppb
(4.8 to 5.78 ppb)
6Lantern Bay Resort Condo
Branson, MO
4501 of 25.05 ppb
(0 to 10.1 ppb)
7Majestic Lakes
MO
251 of 14.96 ppb
(4.96 ppb)
8Rock Port
Rockport, MO
7261 of 24.81 ppb
(0 to 9.63 ppb)
9Courtyard Apartments
MO
961 of 14.81 ppb
(4.81 ppb)
10Village of Sundown
MO
301 of 14.77 ppb
(4.77 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chromium (total)

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb

Violation Summary for Chromium (total) in Missouri

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Missouri since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly28