Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

Donate

Arsenic

Fort Rucker - American Water

Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND70ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND70ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.004 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppb

The legal limit for arsenic, established in 2001, was based on costs for arsenic removal, as calculated at the time that the standard was set. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to arsenic exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-01-21160121039-5ND
2016-01-21160121039-4ND
2016-01-21160121039-7ND
2016-01-21160121039-3ND
2016-01-21160121039-6ND
2016-01-21160121039-1ND
2016-01-21160121039-2ND
2019-05-2820105777005_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777003_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777004_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777006_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777007_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777001_IIOCND
2019-05-2820105777002_IIOCND