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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

City of Avenal

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

24

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.104 ppb24240.0420 ppb - 0.160 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-10A4A1430-01A0.140 ppb
2014-02-10A4A1430-05A0.150 ppb
2014-02-10A4A1430-03A0.140 ppb
2014-02-10A4A1430-07A0.150 ppb
2014-02-10A4A1430-09A0.150 ppb
2014-02-10A4A1430-11A0.150 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-09A0.150 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-07A0.120 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-03A0.110 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-01A0.160 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-05A0.110 ppb
2014-05-12A4C2290-11A0.130 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-07A0.0500 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-04A0.0880 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-10A0.0780 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-12A0.0770 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-14A0.0800 ppb
2014-08-11A4H0249-01A0.0710 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-01A0.0440 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-03A0.0520 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-07A0.0780 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-11A0.0940 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-09A0.0740 ppb
2014-11-10A4J2466-05A0.0420 ppb
2017-10-189590-002-0930ND