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Beryllium

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

93

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND90ND
20130.000286 ppb141ND - 0.00400 ppb
20140.000920 ppb257ND - 0.00900 ppb
20150.00142 ppb123ND - 0.00800 ppb
2016ND150ND
2017ND180ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

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
2012-04-189590-010-1148ND
2012-04-199590-008-1040ND
2012-06-149590-006-1016ND
2012-07-249590-104-1438ND
2012-09-209590-005-1139ND
2013-01-179590-017-1350ND
2013-01-239590-024-1258ND
2013-01-249590-043-1448ND
2013-01-249590-022-1348ND
2013-01-249590-015-1045ND
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
2013-09-115701-008-13510.00400 ppb
2013-11-149590-123-1350ND
2013-12-269590-131-1159ND
2014-01-159590-019-1331ND
2014-04-229590-039-1112ND
2014-06-105701-104-1318ND
2014-06-165701-131-11400.00200 ppb
2014-06-179590-026-1239ND
2014-07-095701-030-1340ND
2014-08-085701-103-1513ND
2014-08-085701-102-1427ND
2014-08-139590-028-1355ND
2014-08-135701-028-14140.00900 ppb
2014-08-145701-123-0924ND
2014-08-259590-030-1105ND
2014-08-269590-029-1025ND
2014-09-259590-027-0937ND
2014-09-259590-046-1343ND
2014-10-035701-030-10240.001000 ppb
2014-11-055701-006-1030ND
2014-11-125701-102-1017ND
2014-11-125701-037-1126ND
2014-11-125701-103-09390.00200 ppb
2014-11-125701-123-14020.00200 ppb
2014-11-125701-024-12100.00200 ppb
2014-12-225701-046-1406ND
2014-12-225701-017-1022ND
2014-12-225701-014-13430.00500 ppb
2015-01-225701-023-1119ND
2015-01-225701-043-13580.00500 ppb
2015-02-189590-106-1315ND
2015-02-189590-009-1400ND
2015-03-119590-041-1030ND
2015-03-119590-037-1110ND
2015-04-219590-008-1453ND
2015-06-039590-006-1010ND
2015-06-165701-104-14130.00400 ppb
2015-07-229590-005-1536ND
2015-07-225701-023-10280.00800 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
2017-02-085701-026-1421ND
2017-02-279590-027-1516ND
2017-03-029590-132-1050ND
2017-05-095701-026-1334ND
2017-06-275701-029-1025ND
2017-06-275701-018-1113ND
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
2017-11-209590-014-1416ND
2017-11-209590-008-1341ND
2017-11-219590-104-1352ND
2017-11-219590-131-1252ND
2017-11-289590-043-1424ND
2017-11-299590-030-1455ND