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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

Averydale Mutual Water Company

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-07-153761-001-1357ND
2014-07-153761-003-1334ND
2014-07-153761-006-1415ND
2015-02-173761-004-1414ND
2017-07-183761-001-1247ND
2017-07-183761-003-1215ND
2017-07-183761-004-1225ND
2017-07-183761-006-1253ND