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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Beverly Hills 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).

 

23

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

11

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
20140.0209 ppb105ND - 0.0440 ppb
20150.0390 ppb660.0340 ppb - 0.0420 ppb
2016ND20ND
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
2013-06-199469-013-0947ND
2013-06-199469-015-0919ND
2013-06-199469-014-0933ND
2013-06-199469-012-1001ND
2014-11-139469-013-0920ND
2014-11-139469-014-0945ND
2014-11-139469-012-0850ND
2014-11-139469-015-0812ND
2014-12-29201412290337AM0.0420 ppb
2014-12-29201412290329AM0.0410 ppb
2014-12-29201412290335AM0.0420 ppb
2014-12-29201412290331AMND
2014-12-29201412290327AM0.0440 ppb
2014-12-29201412290333AM0.0400 ppb
2015-03-05201503050470AM0.0410 ppb
2015-03-05201503050472AM0.0410 ppb
2015-06-09201506090397AM0.0420 ppb
2015-06-09201506090393AM0.0370 ppb
2015-09-10201509100705AM0.0390 ppb
2015-09-10201509100707AM0.0340 ppb
2016-04-219469-014-1220ND
2016-04-219469-014-1125ND
2017-10-129469-014-0805ND