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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Gadsden Water Works and Sewer Board

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

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
20140.450 ppb220.400 ppb - 0.500 ppb
20150.350 ppb64ND - 0.800 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-10-0231180660.500 ppb
2014-10-0231180380.400 ppb
2015-01-273178322ND
2015-01-273178292ND
2015-04-2132299030.300 ppb
2015-04-2132298680.300 ppb
2015-07-2032845340.700 ppb
2015-07-2032843070.800 ppb