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National Drinking Water Database


Strontium-89 in New York


Strontium-89 is a short-lived radioactive isotope of strontium used as a radiopharmaceutical for the treatment of metastatic bone cancer.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

1 water utilities reported detecting Strontium-89 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Strontium-89 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Birch Hill Manor
Pound Ridge, NY
1801 of 110 pCi/L
(10 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Strontium-89

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Strontium-89 in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York