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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Municipality of Anchorage

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.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.463 ppb328ND - 3.00 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/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
2015-03-023198266ND
2015-03-023198296ND
2015-03-0231982843.00 ppb
2015-03-023198474ND
2015-03-023198254ND
2015-03-033199512ND
2015-03-033199490ND
2015-03-033199538ND
2015-03-033199580ND
2015-03-0331995011.50 ppb
2015-03-0331995691.40 ppb
2015-03-133206994ND
2015-03-1332069761.60 ppb
2015-06-123262422ND
2015-06-123262426ND
2015-06-243269669ND
2015-09-163324804ND
2015-09-1633248931.50 ppb
2015-09-163324840ND
2015-09-163324824ND
2015-09-163324908ND
2015-09-163324859ND
2015-09-2333297361.50 ppb
2015-09-233329149ND
2015-09-2333297841.50 ppb
2015-09-233329760ND
2015-10-303351072ND
2015-10-303351054ND
2015-10-3033510432.80 ppb
2015-12-153375775ND
2015-12-153375816ND
2015-12-153375767ND