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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

City of El Mirage

Strontium is a metal that accumulates in the bones. Radioactive strontium-90 can cause bone cancer and leukemia, and any form of strontium at high doses can harm bone health.

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.399 ppb18180.200 ppb - 0.560 ppb
20150.363 ppb17170.290 ppb - 0.480 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,500 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,500 ppb for strontium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against harm to bones.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-2230904390.200 ppb
2014-08-2230903850.420 ppb
2014-08-2230904710.320 ppb
2014-08-2230904100.480 ppb
2014-08-2230903950.340 ppb
2014-08-2230904800.390 ppb
2014-08-2230904190.560 ppb
2014-08-2230904840.410 ppb
2014-08-2230905120.470 ppb
2014-08-2230904920.390 ppb
2014-08-2230905080.500 ppb
2014-08-2230905040.480 ppb
2014-08-2230904880.310 ppb
2014-08-2230904960.370 ppb
2014-09-2331122670.330 ppb
2014-09-2331122520.400 ppb
2014-09-2531122790.350 ppb
2014-11-0731363210.460 ppb
2015-02-2331931870.410 ppb
2015-02-2331931780.330 ppb
2015-02-2331932230.320 ppb
2015-02-2331934860.350 ppb
2015-02-2331934680.290 ppb
2015-02-2331935310.350 ppb
2015-02-2331935110.340 ppb
2015-02-2331932030.370 ppb
2015-02-2331934910.340 ppb
2015-02-2331931980.370 ppb
2015-02-2331931910.340 ppb
2015-02-2331934770.340 ppb
2015-02-2331931320.480 ppb
2015-02-2331931230.410 ppb
2015-02-2331931580.340 ppb
2015-03-1732096500.470 ppb
2015-03-1732096480.320 ppb