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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Fort Rucker - American Water

Strontium is a metal that accumulates in the bones. Radioactive strontium-90 can cause bone cancer and leukemia, and any form of strontium at high doses can harm bone health.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20130.909 ppb12120.754 ppb - 1.14 ppb
20140.871 ppb16160.726 ppb - 1.17 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,500 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,500 ppb for strontium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against harm to bones.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-10233779010.817 ppb
2013-09-10233771010.817 ppb
2013-09-10233769010.885 ppb
2013-09-10233773010.852 ppb
2013-09-11233777010.897 ppb
2013-09-11233783011.12 ppb
2013-09-11233772010.868 ppb
2013-09-11233767011.14 ppb
2013-10-03238290010.754 ppb
2013-10-03238288010.976 ppb
2013-10-03238286010.784 ppb
2013-10-03238287010.998 ppb
2014-03-10251015010.801 ppb
2014-03-10251011010.815 ppb
2014-03-10251014011.07 ppb
2014-03-10251013010.739 ppb
2014-03-10251021010.726 ppb
2014-03-10251019010.911 ppb
2014-03-11251008010.817 ppb
2014-03-11251009011.14 ppb
2014-03-11251012011.10 ppb
2014-03-11251017011.17 ppb
2014-03-11251023010.768 ppb
2014-04-09256868010.882 ppb
2014-06-23265384010.728 ppb
2014-06-23265385010.730 ppb
2014-12-02277161010.764 ppb
2014-12-02277162010.779 ppb