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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Golden State Water Company (GSWC) - Culver City

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).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND100ND
20150.0834 ppb880.0650 ppb - 0.110 ppb
2016ND50ND
2017ND50ND

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
2015-01-14201501140915AM0.0830 ppb
2015-01-14201501140829AM0.0900 ppb
2015-04-08201504080787AM0.0660 ppb
2015-04-08201504080785AM0.0940 ppb
2015-07-16201507160685AM0.0920 ppb
2015-07-16201507160687AM0.110 ppb
2015-10-13201510130735AM0.0650 ppb
2015-10-13201510130733AM0.0670 ppb