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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

East Bay Municipal Utility District

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.

 

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 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
2012-06-268201-009-0915ND
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