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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

City of Seal 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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-01-244417-002-0800ND
2012-01-244417-001-0820ND
2012-02-144417-009-0800ND
2012-05-094417-003-0740ND
2013-04-234417-001-0845ND
2013-04-234417-003-0805ND
2013-08-074417-009-0855ND
2013-12-034417-003-0810ND
2013-12-034417-002-0835ND
2014-01-304417-002-0900ND
2014-02-254417-003-0740ND
2015-01-204417-009-0805ND
2015-02-024417-002-1030ND