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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Antimony

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Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.

 

9

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
2013ND10ND
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for antimony, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-269588-002-1040ND
2014-05-089588-011-1022ND
2014-08-229588-004-0942ND
2014-08-229588-006-1100ND
2014-08-229588-009-1038ND
2017-05-089588-011-0815ND
2017-08-249588-004-0906ND
2017-08-249588-006-0834ND
2017-08-249588-009-0847ND