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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Salem 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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.0366 ppb330.0122 ppb - 0.0586 ppb
20150.0342 ppb990.00990 ppb - 0.0538 ppb
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
2014-12-09Y1434400150.0122 ppb
2014-12-09Y1434400130.0586 ppb
2014-12-09Y1434400140.0389 ppb
2015-03-11Y1507100330.0466 ppb
2015-03-11Y1507100320.0462 ppb
2015-03-11Y1507100340.0112 ppb
2015-06-10Y1516200170.0458 ppb
2015-06-10Y1516200180.0113 ppb
2015-08-19Y1523200330.0341 ppb
2015-09-09Y1525300100.0538 ppb
2015-09-09Y1525300090.0492 ppb
2015-09-09Y1525300110.00990 ppb