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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

City of Newport Beach

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND30ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-234417-004-0800ND
2012-03-274417-005-0850ND
2012-05-174417-002-0830ND
2012-05-244417-003-0900ND
2013-09-034417-005-1040ND
2013-09-034417-004-1050ND
2013-09-034417-003-1015ND
2015-03-024417-004-0815ND
2015-03-024417-005-0835ND
2015-05-044417-002-1050ND
2015-05-044417-003-1115ND
2017-02-094417-004-0950ND
2017-05-034417-003-1220ND
2017-05-034417-002-1235ND
2017-05-034417-005-1145ND