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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Barium

Sardis Water Association

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND30ND
2018ND30ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-02140930020ND
2014-04-02140930019ND
2017-04-04Y170960006ND
2017-05-15Y171380001ND
2017-11-15Y173200018ND
2018-02-07Y180400047ND
2018-05-09Y181300013ND
2018-08-07Y182210053ND
2019-06-12Y191640023ND