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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Seal 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.

 

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 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
2012-01-244417-002-0800ND
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