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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Avondale

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

69

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND220ND
2013ND240ND
2014ND180ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND50ND
2017N/A00N/A

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 beryllium 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 harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, 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
2012-02-212021575-01IND
2012-02-212021568-01IND
2012-02-222021662-01IND
2012-02-222021661-01IND
2012-02-222021659-01IND
2012-05-072050554-01IND
2012-05-072050552-01ND
2012-05-072050550-01ND
2012-05-092080845-01ND
2012-05-092050846-01ND
2012-05-222051723-01IND
2012-08-072080599-01IND
2012-08-072080597-01IND
2012-08-082080742-01IND
2012-08-082080741-01IND
2012-08-132081046-01IND
2012-08-132081047-01IND
2012-11-122110805-01IND
2012-11-122110804-01IND
2012-11-142111064-01IND
2012-11-142111058-01IND
2012-11-152111192-01ND
2013-02-053020315-01ND
2013-02-063020474-01IND
2013-02-073020590-01ND
2013-02-073020587-01ND
2013-02-133021057-01IND
2013-02-143021154-01IND
2013-05-023050231-01ND
2013-05-073050603-01IND
2013-05-083050746-01IND
2013-05-083050744-01IND
2013-05-133051057-01ND
2013-05-133051061-01ND
2013-08-063080462-01IND
2013-08-083080750-01IND
2013-08-083080748-01IND
2013-08-083080746-01IND
2013-08-153081410-01ND
2013-08-153081405-01ND
2013-10-303102598-01ND
2013-10-303102597-01ND
2013-10-313102691-01ND
2013-10-313102690-01ND
2013-11-143111193-01IND
2013-12-193121778-01IND
2014-01-274012115-01IOCND
2014-01-274012114-01IND
2014-01-284012237-01IND
2014-01-284012236-01IND
2014-01-294012322-01IND
2014-02-134021148-01IND
2014-05-204051823-01IND
2014-05-204051822-01IND
2014-05-204051718-01IND
2014-05-204051717-01IND
2014-05-204051714-01IND
2014-05-224052004-01IND
2014-08-064080578-01IND
2014-08-064080590-01IND
2014-08-074080712-01IND
2014-08-074080711-01IND
2014-08-074080710-01IND
2014-08-074080708-01IND
2016-08-166081525-01ND
2016-08-166081525-05ND
2016-08-166081525-04ND
2016-08-166081525-03ND
2016-08-166081525-02ND