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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

East Milton Water System

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

23

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20130.0503 ppb12120.0380 ppb - 0.0650 ppb
20140.0581 ppb1211ND - 0.0890 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2013-10-080.0490 ppb
2013-10-080.0480 ppb
2013-10-080.0510 ppb
2013-10-080.0540 ppb
2013-10-080.0380 ppb
2013-10-080.0510 ppb
2013-10-080.0440 ppb
2013-10-080.0650 ppb
2013-10-080.0600 ppb
2013-10-080.0440 ppb
2013-10-080.0560 ppb
2013-10-080.0440 ppb
2014-04-16ND
2014-04-160.0730 ppb
2014-04-160.0590 ppb
2014-04-160.0420 ppb
2014-04-160.0580 ppb
2014-04-160.0890 ppb
2014-04-160.0630 ppb
2014-04-160.0540 ppb
2014-04-160.0620 ppb
2014-04-160.0670 ppb
2014-04-160.0450 ppb
2014-04-160.0850 ppb