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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Scottsdale

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND110ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND90ND

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
2012-03-07AB29691ND
2012-05-31AB31398ND
2013-03-12AB37901IND
2013-06-04AB39410ND
2014-02-05AB45662IND
2014-02-05AB45661IND
2014-02-05AB45660IND
2014-02-05AB45659IND
2014-02-11AB45852IND
2014-02-12AB45865IND
2014-02-13AB45913IND
2014-02-13AB45912IND
2014-03-13AB46644IND
2014-06-03AB48513ND
2014-08-27AB50551IND
2015-01-26AB54180ND
2015-05-19AB57086ND
2016-01-12AB62917JND
2016-06-09AB66662ND
2017-01-23AB72209TND
2017-01-31AB72398TND
2017-01-31AB72396TND
2017-04-11AB74281ND
2017-04-18AZ74456ND
2017-05-03AB74954ND
2017-05-03AB74952ND
2017-05-11AB75252ND
2017-05-25AB75560ND