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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Antimony

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.

 

42

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND70ND
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 antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for antimony, 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
2012-06-268201-009-0915ND
2012-07-108201-012-0800ND
2012-07-108201-004-0648ND
2012-07-178201-005-0905ND
2012-07-188201-005-1350ND
2012-07-188201-011-0853ND
2013-03-198201-011-0820ND
2013-07-118201-005-1025ND
2013-07-158201-005-1235ND
2013-07-238201-009-1030ND
2013-07-238201-012-0839ND
2013-07-238201-004-0745ND
2014-04-088201-011-0820ND
2014-04-238201-005-0720ND
2014-06-168201-009-0915ND
2014-06-178201-004-0900ND
2014-06-178201-012-1030ND
2014-09-108201-005-0905ND
2015-07-098201-005-0809ND
2015-07-158201-009-0750ND
2015-07-218201-012-0850ND
2015-07-218201-011-0835ND
2015-07-288201-004-1035ND
2015-07-308201-005-1212ND
2015-09-168201-012-0930ND
2015-12-168201-013-0955ND
2016-02-168201-013-0910ND
2016-06-138201-005-0815ND
2016-06-298201-012-0843ND
2016-06-298201-004-0845ND
2016-07-058201-005-0911ND
2016-07-128201-009-0900ND
2016-10-251610-011-0840ND
2017-02-011610-012-0728ND
2017-02-011610-004-0905ND
2017-02-218201-013-0825ND
2017-02-228201-011-0855ND
2017-02-228201-009-0850ND
2017-06-278201-012-0910ND
2017-06-278201-004-0810ND
2017-06-288201-005-0903ND
2017-07-268201-005-0913ND