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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Aqua Pa Bensalem

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.161 ppb12120.0490 ppb - 0.275 ppb
20150.229 ppb440.105 ppb - 0.350 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
2014-05-21AE337200.202 ppb
2014-05-22AE341940.218 ppb
2014-05-23AE342500.0760 ppb
2014-05-23AE342470.0490 ppb
2014-08-27AE462730.109 ppb
2014-08-27AE462760.269 ppb
2014-08-27AE462820.130 ppb
2014-08-28AE463660.275 ppb
2014-11-19AE572280.204 ppb
2014-11-21AE573560.0960 ppb
2014-11-21AE579850.213 ppb
2014-11-21AE573530.0860 ppb
2015-02-18AE664850.134 ppb
2015-02-18AE661050.350 ppb
2015-02-19AE664680.325 ppb
2015-02-20AE664690.105 ppb