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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Garden Grove

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND100ND

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
2012-01-114417-061-0940ND
2012-01-114417-020-0900ND
2012-04-044417-018-1105ND
2012-04-044417-016-1135ND
2013-04-034417-016-1145ND
2013-04-034417-061-0935ND
2013-04-034417-018-1100ND
2013-04-034417-020-0715ND
2014-01-084417-019-0810ND
2014-01-084417-014-0740ND
2014-01-084417-012-0955ND
2014-01-084417-011-1100ND
2014-01-084417-009-0835ND
2014-04-024417-006-1400ND
2014-04-024417-039-1015ND
2014-04-024417-013-1440ND
2015-03-044417-061-0835ND
2015-03-044417-020-0700ND
2015-04-014417-018-1100ND
2015-04-014417-016-1140ND
2017-02-014417-012-0915ND
2017-02-014417-014-0935ND
2017-02-014417-009-0820ND
2017-02-014417-019-0715ND
2017-03-014417-018-1050ND
2017-03-014417-011-1020ND
2017-04-264417-013-1200ND
2017-04-264417-011-1020ND
2017-04-264417-039-0955ND
2017-04-264417-016-1120ND