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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

South Coast Water District - Capistrano Beach

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20126.50 ppb21ND - 13.0 ppb
2013ND20ND
20141.97 ppb129ND - 3.50 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-291805-007-104713.0 ppb
2012-08-291805-010-1045ND
2013-10-021805-007-1524ND
2013-10-021805-010-1522ND
2014-02-12201402120885AMND
2014-02-12201402120903AM2.00 ppb
2014-02-12201402120905AM2.10 ppb
2014-02-12201402120889AM2.30 ppb
2014-05-14201405150281AM2.80 ppb
2014-05-21201405210523AM2.40 ppb
2014-08-12201408120363AM2.30 ppb
2014-08-12201408120507AMND
2014-08-12201408120367AMND
2014-08-12201408120504AM2.90 ppb
2014-11-06201411070522AM3.50 ppb
2014-11-06201411070510AM3.30 ppb