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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Municipality of Anchorage

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

60

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND110ND
20130.0251 ppb121ND - 0.301 ppb
2014ND20ND
2015ND130ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND110ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-19CG*A1207321-01DND
2012-11-28CG*A1211347-01DND
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
2013-04-04CG*A1304163-01CND
2013-09-24CG*A1309437-01BND
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-04BND
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-05BND
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-03BND
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-02BND
2013-10-25CG*A1310536-01BND
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-01BND
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-02BND
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-03BND
2013-10-31CG*A1310614-04BND
2013-11-08CG*A1311145-01B0.301 ppb
2014-05-13CG*A1405164-01DND
2014-09-09CG*A1409133-01BND
2015-01-12CG*A1501154-01DND
2015-08-18CG*3306214ND
2015-08-18CG*3306215ND
2015-08-18CG*3306216ND
2015-08-18CG*3306217ND
2015-08-18CG*3306156ND
2015-08-19CG*3308380ND
2015-08-20CG*3308717ND
2015-08-20CG*3308719ND
2015-08-20CG*3308713ND
2015-08-20CG*3308715ND
2015-09-23CG*3329851ND
2015-10-30CG*3352000ND
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*280-85945-1ND
2016-08-02CG*280-86589-1ND
2016-08-02CG*280-86590-1ND
2016-08-29CG*3537234ND
2016-08-29CG*3537235ND
2016-11-08CG*3584825ND
2017-08-21CG*3765074ND
2017-08-21CG*3765103ND
2017-08-21CG*3766063ND
2017-08-21CG*3766069ND
2017-08-28CG*3768872ND
2017-08-28CG*3768880ND
2017-08-28CG*3768896ND
2017-08-28CG*3768904ND
2017-08-29CG*3769505ND
2017-10-02CG*3792411ND
2017-10-31CG*440-195632-1ND