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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Manhattan Beach Water Department

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).

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0930 ppb440.0670 ppb - 0.110 ppb
20140.0194 ppb94ND - 0.0490 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
2013-11-213K21043-03A0.0960 ppb
2013-11-213K21043-07A0.0670 ppb
2013-11-213K21043-05A0.110 ppb
2013-11-213K21043-01A0.0990 ppb
2014-01-274A27054-03AND
2014-01-274A27054-01AND
2014-04-164D16087-03AND
2014-04-164D16087-07A0.0430 ppb
2014-04-164D16087-05AND
2014-04-164D16087-01A0.0490 ppb
2014-07-094G09102-03A0.0440 ppb
2014-07-094G09102-01A0.0390 ppb
2014-08-289588-004-1038ND
2017-02-229590-006-1510ND