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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Strontium

Bodcaw Rural Water System

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for strontium. Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015156.1 ppb66131.9 ppb - 189.0 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/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

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for strontium. Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-11Y15071003941.3 ppb
2015-03-11Y15071003744.9 ppb
2015-03-11Y15071003880.8 ppb
2015-03-11Y15071004171.6 ppb
2015-03-11Y15071004039.6 ppb
2015-03-11Y15071004248.9 ppb
2015-06-10Y15162001459.2 ppb
2015-06-10Y15162001548.0 ppb
2015-09-09Y15253001647.8 ppb
2015-09-09Y152530013198.0 ppb
2015-09-09Y152530015200.0 ppb
2015-09-09Y15253001294.3 ppb
2015-09-09Y15253001767.5 ppb
2015-09-09Y15253001443.6 ppb