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Beryllium (total) in New Hampshire


Beryllium is a metal associated with metal refineries and combustion of fossil fuels, especially coal burning; it is released into the environment from electrical, aerospace and defense industries. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New Hampshire

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

Ranked by highest average Beryllium (total) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Rolling Ridge
Bartlett, NH
8318 of 199.1 ppb
(0 to 12 ppb)
2Saco Ridge Water Inc
Bartlett, NH
8315 of 155.74 ppb
(2.3 to 9.6 ppb)
3Bear Peak AT Attitash
NH
80021 of 213.8 ppb
(2.9 to 5 ppb)
4The Seasons AT Attitash
Bartlett, NH
4402 of 23.5 ppb
(3 to 4 ppb)
5Partridge Woods Condominiums
Bartlett, NH
12021 of 223.38 ppb
(0 to 9.4 ppb)
6Forest Park Village
Conway, NH
457 of 73.23 ppb
(2.9 to 4 ppb)
7Bartlett Place
Bartlett, NH
7222 of 233.16 ppb
(0 to 7 ppb)
8Hales Location
Hales Location, NH
3855 of 52.86 ppb
(2 to 5 ppb)
9Attitash Woods Condominiums
Bartlett, NH
13521 of 222.12 ppb
(0 to 3.3 ppb)
10Linderhof Golf Course
Bartlett, NH
2951 of 12 ppb
(2 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Beryllium (total)

StandardDescriptionLevel
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.1 ppb
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.4 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.4 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.70 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.30000 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.30000 ppb

Violation Summary for Beryllium (total) in New Hampshire

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Average31
Failure to monitor regularly11