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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Tritium

City of Newport Beach

Tritium is a radioactive element emitted from nuclear reactors and weapons production plants. Radiation from tritium and other radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer. Click here to read more on radiological contaminants.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013376.75 pCi/L43ND - 567.00 pCi/L
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 400 pCi/L

The EWG Health Guideline of 400 pCi/L for tritium 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 cancer.

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-124470-002-1035ND
2013-08-124470-003-1050396.00 pCi/L
2013-08-124470-004-1015567.00 pCi/L
2013-08-124470-005-1000544.00 pCi/L
2014-03-035867-004-0810ND
2014-03-035867-005-0830ND
2014-03-045867-002-1020ND
2014-03-045867-003-0810ND