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Tritium

La Puente Valley County Water District

Tritium is a radioactive element emitted from nuclear reactors and weapons production plants. Radiation from tritium and other radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer. Click here to read more on radiological contaminants.

 

1

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013355.00 pCi/L11355.00 pCi/L
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A

pCi/L = picocuries per liter.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 400 pCi/L

The health guideline of 400 pCi/L for tritium 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.

pCi/L = picocuries per liter.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-265867-013-1430355.00 pCi/L