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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Golden State Water Company (GSWC) - South Arcadia

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
201440.0 ppb31ND - 120.0 ppb
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-169588-014-0850ND
2012-08-169588-015-0935ND
2013-05-159588-002-1045ND
2013-05-159588-005-0950ND
2014-08-289588-003-1020ND
2014-08-289588-004-1030120.0 ppb
2014-08-289588-006-1100ND
2015-08-149588-014-1115ND
2015-08-149588-015-1035ND
2016-05-119588-005-1105ND
2016-06-229588-002-0910ND
2017-08-109588-003-1000ND
2017-08-109588-004-1010ND
2017-08-109588-006-1035ND