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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Newport Beach

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.

 

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 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
2012-02-234417-004-0800ND
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