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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Municipality of Anchorage

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

59

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20128.44 ppb111ND - 92.8 ppb
201336.0 ppb12126.53 ppb - 110.0 ppb
201494.7 ppb2279.3 ppb - 110.0 ppb
20158.95 ppb134ND - 76.0 ppb
201624.0 ppb114ND - 89.0 ppb
20178.35 ppb103ND - 75.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-19WQ*A1207321-01L92.8 ppb
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-02DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-03DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-04DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-05DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-06DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-07DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-08DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-09DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-10DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-01DND
2013-04-04CG*A1304163-01C11.5 ppb
2013-09-24CG*A1309437-01B73.2 ppb
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-03B29.7 ppb
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-05B19.0 ppb
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-04B29.3 ppb
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-02B31.3 ppb
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-01B27.5 ppb
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-01B24.7 ppb
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-02B42.4 ppb
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-03B27.0 ppb
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-04B110.0 ppb
2013-11-08CG*A1311145-01B6.53 ppb
2014-05-13CG*A1405164-01D110.0 ppb
2014-09-09CG*A1409133-01B79.3 ppb
2015-01-12CG*A1501154-01D2.05 ppb
2015-08-18CG*3306217ND
2015-08-18CG*3306216ND
2015-08-18CG*3306214ND
2015-08-18CG*330615676.0 ppb
2015-08-18CG*3306215ND
2015-08-19WQ*330838036.0 ppb
2015-08-20CG*3308713ND
2015-08-20CG*3308715ND
2015-08-20CG*3308717ND
2015-08-20CG*3308719ND
2015-09-23CG*3329851ND
2015-10-30CG*33520002.30 ppb
2016-07-13CG*280-85692-1ND
2016-07-13CG*280-85692-2ND
2016-07-13CG*280-85692-4ND
2016-07-18CG*280-85921-1ND
2016-07-18CG*280-85921-2ND
2016-07-19CG*280-85945-189.0 ppb
2016-08-02CG*280-86589-141.0 ppb
2016-08-02CG*280-86590-1ND
2016-08-29CG*3537234ND
2016-08-29CG*353723570.0 ppb
2016-11-08CG*358482564.0 ppb
2017-08-21CG*3765074ND
2017-08-21CG*3765103ND
2017-08-21CG*37660633.20 ppb
2017-08-21CG*37660695.30 ppb
2017-08-28CG*3768872ND
2017-08-28CG*3768880ND
2017-08-28CG*376889675.0 ppb
2017-08-28CG*3768904ND
2017-10-02CG*3792411ND
2017-10-31CG*440-195632-1ND