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Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium) in Florida


Alpha particles are a form of radiation associated with radioactive mining waste pollutants and natural sources. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

471 water utilities reported detecting Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Blue Cypress Golf & RV Park
Okeechobee, FL
4183 of 315.53 pCi/L
(11.6 to 19.4 pCi/L)
2Little Manatee Springs Mhp
Wimauma, FL
4209 of 914.44 pCi/L
(3.2 to 40 pCi/L)
3Swiss Village Mhp Tennis &golf
Winter Haven, FL
1,4103 of 313.63 pCi/L
(4.8 to 30.1 pCi/L)
4Peace River Heights
Wauchula, FL
2504 of 412.63 pCi/L
(6.1 to 27 pCi/L)
5Mcleod Gardens Water System
Eagle Lake, FL
3805 of 512.3 pCi/L
(3.1 to 34.3 pCi/L)
6Winterset Travel Trailer Park
FL
4007 of 710.51 pCi/L
(5 to 15.6 pCi/L)
7Cypress Acres Mobile Home Park
Winter Haven, FL
784 of 49.98 pCi/L
(9.3 to 11 pCi/L)
8Grape Hammock
Lake Wales, FL
1201 of 19.8 pCi/L
(9.8 pCi/L)
9Skipper Mhp
Dover, FL
701 of 19.6 pCi/L
(9.6 pCi/L)
10Neptune Village Mhp
Ruskin, FL
31814 of 148.68 pCi/L
(5 to 11.5 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0 pCi/L
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.15 pCi/L
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.15 pCi/L
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.15 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium) in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida