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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

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

 

99

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.244 ppb132ND - 1.81 ppb
20135.69 ppb175ND - 78.0 ppb
20140.800 ppb2517ND - 5.89 ppb
20150.257 ppb135ND - 1.22 ppb
2016ND140ND
2017ND170ND

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
2012-02-149590-106-1330ND
2012-02-149590-009-1250ND
2012-03-079590-037-1402ND
2012-03-089590-041-1146ND
2012-03-279590-008-1510ND
2012-04-189590-010-1148ND
2012-04-199590-008-1040ND
2012-06-149590-006-1016ND
2012-06-289590-008-0920ND
2012-07-249590-104-1438ND
2012-09-209590-005-1139ND
2012-09-265701-008-14021.36 ppb
2012-12-205701-008-15541.81 ppb
2013-01-179590-017-1350ND
2013-01-239590-024-1258ND
2013-01-249590-022-1348ND
2013-01-249590-043-1448ND
2013-01-249590-015-1045ND
2013-01-299590-018-100478.0 ppb
2013-03-129590-014-1335ND
2013-03-125701-008-11523.25 ppb
2013-03-129590-023-1439ND
2013-05-099590-102-1314ND
2013-05-099590-103-1457ND
2013-06-115701-008-17067.08 ppb
2013-06-139590-020-1135ND
2013-09-115701-008-13513.76 ppb
2013-11-149590-123-1350ND
2013-12-195701-008-14154.59 ppb
2013-12-269590-131-1159ND
2014-01-159590-019-1331ND
2014-04-229590-039-1112ND
2014-06-105701-104-13180.446 ppb
2014-06-165701-131-11400.894 ppb
2014-06-179590-026-1239ND
2014-07-095701-030-13400.402 ppb
2014-08-085701-102-14270.390 ppb
2014-08-085701-103-15130.517 ppb
2014-08-139590-028-1355ND
2014-08-135701-028-14140.913 ppb
2014-08-145701-123-09245.89 ppb
2014-08-259590-030-1105ND
2014-08-269590-029-1025ND
2014-09-259590-046-1343ND
2014-09-259590-027-0937ND
2014-10-035701-030-10240.315 ppb
2014-11-055701-006-10301.31 ppb
2014-11-125701-103-09390.566 ppb
2014-11-125701-102-10170.818 ppb
2014-11-125701-123-14021.16 ppb
2014-11-125701-024-12100.474 ppb
2014-11-125701-037-11260.783 ppb
2014-12-225701-014-13430.648 ppb
2014-12-225701-017-10223.66 ppb
2014-12-225701-046-14060.819 ppb
2015-01-225701-023-11190.333 ppb
2015-01-225701-043-13580.325 ppb
2015-02-189590-009-1400ND
2015-02-189590-106-1315ND
2015-03-119590-037-1110ND
2015-03-119590-041-1030ND
2015-03-115701-131-11550.686 ppb
2015-04-219590-008-1453ND
2015-06-039590-006-1010ND
2015-06-165701-104-14131.22 ppb
2015-07-229590-005-1536ND
2015-07-225701-023-10280.776 ppb
2015-10-205701-023-1121ND
2016-01-269590-020-1326ND
2016-01-279590-018-1020ND
2016-02-039590-022-1410ND
2016-02-109590-103-1330ND
2016-02-169590-103-1433ND
2016-02-229590-024-1515ND
2016-03-039590-015-1433ND
2016-05-049590-017-1429ND
2016-05-129590-102-1427ND
2016-06-289590-023-1358ND
2016-06-285701-023-1349ND
2016-12-289590-027-1513ND
2016-12-289590-123-1442ND
2016-12-299590-008-1415ND
2017-01-109590-019-1355ND
2017-02-085701-026-1421ND
2017-02-279590-027-1516ND
2017-03-029590-132-1050ND
2017-05-095701-026-1334ND
2017-06-275701-029-1025ND
2017-08-159590-026-1426ND
2017-08-239590-029-1413ND
2017-09-199590-046-1423ND
2017-10-179590-030-1331ND
2017-10-175701-023-1152ND
2017-11-209590-014-1416ND
2017-11-209590-008-1341ND
2017-11-219590-131-1252ND
2017-11-219590-104-1352ND
2017-11-289590-043-1424ND
2017-11-299590-030-1455ND