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Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr) in Florida


Beta particles are a form of radiation frequently associated with nuclear testing and radioactive mineral deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

2 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Wellington Wtp
Wellington, FL
50,0041 of 19 mrem/yr
(9 mrem/yr)
2Winter Garden Water Dept (3 Wps)
Winter Garden, FL
66,2833 of 31.68 mrem/yr
(0.83 to 2.5 mrem/yr)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr)

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 mrem/yr
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.0.04 mrem/yr
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 mrem/yr
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.4 mrem/yr

Violation Summary for Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr) in Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida