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Cadmium

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

108

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

10

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.00427 ppb112ND - 0.0260 ppb
2013ND130ND
20140.0290 ppb3626ND - 0.174 ppb
20150.0244 ppb145ND - 0.142 ppb
2016ND150ND
2017ND190ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-149590-009-1250ND
2012-02-149590-106-1330ND
2012-03-079590-037-1402ND
2012-03-089590-041-1146ND
2012-04-189590-010-1148ND
2012-04-199590-008-1040ND
2012-06-149590-006-1016ND
2012-07-249590-104-1438ND
2012-09-209590-005-1139ND
2012-09-265701-008-14020.0210 ppb
2012-12-205701-008-15540.0260 ppb
2013-01-179590-017-1350ND
2013-01-239590-024-1258ND
2013-01-249590-015-1045ND
2013-01-249590-022-1348ND
2013-01-249590-043-1448ND
2013-01-299590-018-1004ND
2013-03-129590-014-1335ND
2013-03-129590-023-1439ND
2013-05-099590-102-1314ND
2013-05-099590-103-1457ND
2013-06-139590-020-1135ND
2013-11-149590-123-1350ND
2013-12-269590-131-1159ND
2014-01-159590-019-1331ND
2014-04-229590-039-1112ND
2014-06-105701-104-13180.0210 ppb
2014-06-165701-131-11400.0210 ppb
2014-06-179590-026-1239ND
2014-07-095701-030-13400.0340 ppb
2014-08-085701-027-11500.0830 ppb
2014-08-085701-030-13490.0430 ppb
2014-08-085701-102-14270.0150 ppb
2014-08-085701-103-15130.00500 ppb
2014-08-139590-028-1355ND
2014-08-135701-028-13580.0710 ppb
2014-08-135701-028-14140.0640 ppb
2014-08-135701-029-10000.0270 ppb
2014-08-135701-039-15150.0280 ppb
2014-08-145701-041-11250.0240 ppb
2014-08-145701-123-09240.0290 ppb
2014-08-259590-030-1105ND
2014-08-269590-029-1025ND
2014-09-259590-027-0937ND
2014-09-259590-046-1343ND
2014-10-035701-030-10240.0410 ppb
2014-11-055701-006-10300.174 ppb
2014-11-125701-024-12100.0110 ppb
2014-11-125701-037-11260.0170 ppb
2014-11-125701-102-10170.0150 ppb
2014-11-125701-103-09390.00700 ppb
2014-11-125701-123-14020.0150 ppb
2014-12-165701-009-10360.157 ppb
2014-12-165701-026-15150.0210 ppb
2014-12-165701-046-1140ND
2014-12-165701-106-1155ND
2014-12-215701-005-12300.0260 ppb
2014-12-225701-014-13430.0180 ppb
2014-12-225701-017-10220.0610 ppb
2014-12-225701-046-14060.0150 ppb
2015-01-225701-023-11190.142 ppb
2015-01-225701-043-1358ND
2015-02-189590-009-1400ND
2015-02-189590-106-1315ND
2015-03-119590-037-1110ND
2015-03-119590-041-1030ND
2015-03-115701-131-11550.0180 ppb
2015-04-219590-008-1453ND
2015-05-195701-102-11400.0300 ppb
2015-06-039590-006-1010ND
2015-06-165701-104-14130.0130 ppb
2015-07-229590-005-1536ND
2015-07-225701-023-10280.138 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
2016-05-035701-026-1249ND
2016-05-049590-017-1429ND
2016-05-129590-102-1427ND
2016-06-285701-023-1349ND
2016-06-289590-023-1358ND
2016-12-289590-027-1513ND
2016-12-289590-123-1442ND
2016-12-299590-008-1415ND
2017-01-109590-019-1355ND
2017-01-105701-023-1319ND
2017-02-085701-026-1421ND
2017-02-279590-027-1516ND
2017-03-029590-132-1050ND
2017-05-095701-026-1334ND
2017-06-275701-018-1113ND
2017-06-275701-029-1025ND
2017-08-159590-026-1426ND
2017-08-239590-029-1413ND
2017-09-199590-046-1423ND
2017-10-175701-023-1152ND
2017-10-179590-030-1331ND
2017-11-209590-008-1341ND
2017-11-209590-014-1416ND
2017-11-219590-104-1352ND
2017-11-219590-131-1252ND
2017-11-289590-043-1424ND
2017-11-299590-030-1455ND