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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrite

City of Seal Beach

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

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
2013-02-064417-002-0825ND
2013-02-074417-009-1410ND
2013-02-274417-001-0835ND
2013-10-304417-003-0800ND
2013-12-034417-003-0810ND
2014-01-304417-001-0930ND
2014-01-304417-002-0900ND
2014-01-304417-009-0955ND
2014-02-254417-003-0740ND
2015-01-204417-009-0805ND
2015-01-204417-002-0830ND
2016-01-274417-002-0930ND
2016-01-274417-009-0910ND
2017-01-124417-009-0835ND
2017-01-124417-002-0815ND