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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

Sunny Slope Water Company

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-09-129588-004-0920ND
2014-03-039588-006-0905ND
2014-06-039588-012-0940ND
2014-09-169588-003-0925ND
2015-06-099588-017-1010ND
2015-09-029588-004-0925ND
2017-03-069588-006-1100ND
2017-06-309588-012-1310ND
2017-09-219588-003-0930ND