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Chromium (hexavalent)

Hot Springs Village Waterworks

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.0368 ppb42ND - 0.0800 ppb
20150.0290 ppb42ND - 0.0790 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-10Y1425400260.0800 ppb
2014-09-10Y142540025ND
2014-12-10Y1434400230.0670 ppb
2014-12-10Y143440022ND
2015-03-11Y150710035ND
2015-03-11Y1507100360.0370 ppb
2015-06-10Y151620012ND
2015-06-10Y1516200130.0790 ppb