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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Antimony

Fort Rucker - American Water

Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.

 

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 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for antimony, 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
2016-01-21160121039-7ND
2016-01-21160121039-1ND
2016-01-21160121039-6ND
2016-01-21160121039-4ND
2016-01-21160121039-3ND
2016-01-21160121039-5ND
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