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Molybdenum

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

38

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20130.288 ppb82ND - 1.20 ppb
20140.0786 ppb282ND - 1.10 ppb
20150.600 ppb21ND - 1.20 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-09B3J1229-041.10 ppb
2013-10-09B3J1229-01ND
2013-10-09B3J1229-07ND
2013-10-09B3J1229-10ND
2013-10-09B3J1237-031.20 ppb
2013-10-09B3J1237-07ND
2013-10-09B3J1237-05ND
2013-10-09B3J1237-01ND
2014-01-08B4A0937-08ND
2014-01-08B4A0937-01ND
2014-01-08B4A0937-03ND
2014-01-08B4A0937-05ND
2014-02-25B4B2486-04ND
2014-02-25B4B2486-01ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-10ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-071.10 ppb
2014-04-09B4D1270-17ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-15ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-13ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-19ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-01ND
2014-04-09B4D1270-04ND
2014-04-29B4E0018-04ND
2014-04-29B4E0018-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1293-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1278-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1290-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1269-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1292-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1291-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1285-01ND
2014-07-09B4G1282-01ND
2014-07-16B4G1982-01ND
2014-07-16B4G1982-04ND
2014-10-09B4J1130-011.10 ppb
2014-10-09B4J1130-04ND
2015-01-07B5A0784-011.20 ppb
2015-01-07B5A0784-04ND