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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

City of Mesa

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

67

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND310ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND300ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-0912040135ND
2012-04-1612040144ND
2012-05-07201205240371IND
2012-05-08201205240373IND
2012-05-0812040145ND
2012-08-0612070773ND
2012-08-0612070776ND
2012-08-0612070782ND
2012-08-0712070775ND
2012-08-0812070787ND
2012-08-0812070784ND
2012-08-0812070774ND
2012-08-1312070735ND
2012-08-1312070733ND
2012-08-1312070714ND
2012-08-1412070732IND
2012-08-1412070715ND
2012-08-1412070736ND
2012-08-1512070771ND
2012-08-1512070734ND
2012-08-1512070716ND
2012-08-2212070786ND
2012-08-2212070783ND
2012-08-2212070778ND
2012-08-2712070779ND
2012-08-2712070772ND
2012-08-2712070777ND
2012-08-2812070785ND
2012-08-2812070781ND
2012-09-2412070780ND
2012-11-2012110619ND
2013-07-1613070278ND
2013-10-1413100495ND
2014-10-0814100297ND
2015-04-0715040273ND
2015-04-0715040272ND
2015-04-0715040249ND
2015-04-1415040400ND
2015-04-2115040606ND
2015-04-2815040768ND
2015-04-2915040772ND
2015-04-2915040771ND
2015-07-0615070077ND
2015-07-0615070073ND
2015-07-0615070074ND
2015-07-0615070076ND
2015-07-0715070120IOCND
2015-07-0715070119IND
2015-07-0715070117ND
2015-07-1315070251ND
2015-07-1315070247IND
2015-07-1315070249ND
2015-07-1315070250ND
2015-07-1415070255ND
2015-07-1415070254ND
2015-07-1415070253ND
2015-07-1415070252IND
2015-07-2015070391ND
2015-07-2115070451ND
2015-07-2115070450ND
2015-07-2115070449ND
2015-07-2115070448ND
2015-07-2115070447ND
2015-07-2715070541ND
2016-06-0816060165IND
2016-10-0416100039ND
2017-10-1017100401ND