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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Placer County Water Agency - Foothill

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND140ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-04201403050497AMND
2014-03-04201403050501AMND
2014-03-04201403050499AMND
2014-06-10201406110961AMND
2014-06-10201406110963AMND
2014-06-10201406110965AMND
2014-06-10201406110959AMND
2014-09-02201409030615AMND
2014-09-02201409030613AMND
2014-09-02201409030611AMND
2014-09-15201409160463AMND
2014-12-10201412110732AMND
2014-12-10201412110734AMND
2014-12-10201412110730AMND