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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

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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).

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

9

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0592 ppb109ND - 0.0930 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/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 Lab ID Result
2015-01-05201501070213AM0.0570 ppb
2015-01-05201501070215AM0.0930 ppb
2015-01-05201501070205AM0.0780 ppb
2015-01-05201501070203AM0.0320 ppb
2015-04-06201504080404AM0.0670 ppb
2015-04-06201504080402AMND
2015-07-06201507090508AM0.0710 ppb
2015-07-06201507090533AM0.0740 ppb
2015-07-06201507100259AM0.0390 ppb
2015-07-27201507130071AM0.0810 ppb