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Molybdenum

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

57

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20144.02 ppb5141ND - 19.0 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
20173.09 ppb661.06 ppb - 5.12 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-02201404030282AM4.40 ppb
2014-04-02201404030344AM6.40 ppb
2014-04-02201404030379AMND
2014-04-03201404040300AM5.30 ppb
2014-04-08201404090684AM4.80 ppb
2014-04-09201404100609AM4.40 ppb
2014-04-09201404100822AM5.30 ppb
2014-04-09201404120174AM1.80 ppb
2014-04-09201404100791AM5.20 ppb
2014-04-09201404100650AM4.90 ppb
2014-04-10201404120072AM3.80 ppb
2014-04-10201404120134AM3.10 ppb
2014-04-10201404120093AM3.70 ppb
2014-04-10201404150243AM6.30 ppb
2014-04-10201404120152AM9.60 ppb
2014-04-10201404120143AM3.90 ppb
2014-04-10201404120086AM3.80 ppb
2014-04-16201404190040AMND
2014-04-16201404190069AMND
2014-04-17201404190081AM3.20 ppb
2014-04-17201404190060AM19.0 ppb
2014-04-17201404190051AM1.90 ppb
2014-04-22201404230386AMND
2014-04-24201404250184AMND
2014-04-29201404300784AM3.80 ppb
2014-05-29201405300254AM2.80 ppb
2014-09-09201409100980AMND
2014-09-09201409100989AM6.40 ppb
2014-09-09201409100968AM3.80 ppb
2014-09-10201409110894AMND
2014-09-10201409110914AM5.90 ppb
2014-09-10201409110692AM6.00 ppb
2014-09-11201409120736AM5.30 ppb
2014-09-15201409160395AM3.40 ppb
2014-09-16201409170783AM3.90 ppb
2014-09-16201409170673AM3.00 ppb
2014-09-16201409170647AMND
2014-09-17201409180757AM5.70 ppb
2014-09-17201409180665AMND
2014-09-17201409180648AMND
2014-09-17201409180768AM6.90 ppb
2014-09-17201409180788AM6.80 ppb
2014-09-18201409190389AM2.20 ppb
2014-09-18201409200132AM6.20 ppb
2014-09-18201409190379AM1.90 ppb
2014-09-19201409230179AM3.50 ppb
2014-09-22201409230164AM2.50 ppb
2014-09-25201409260422AM9.80 ppb
2014-09-25201409260431AM5.70 ppb
2014-09-25201409260402AM6.30 ppb
2014-09-25201409260413AM2.60 ppb
2017-01-105701-023-13195.12 ppb
2017-02-085701-026-14213.01 ppb
2017-05-095701-026-13342.89 ppb
2017-06-275701-018-11131.58 ppb
2017-06-275701-029-10251.06 ppb
2017-10-175701-023-11524.89 ppb