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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Mission Springs WD

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
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
2014-07-073761-026-0825ND
2014-07-073761-014-0911ND
2014-07-083761-030-0922ND
2014-07-083761-015-0849ND
2014-07-083761-010-0747ND
2014-07-083761-008-0817ND
2014-07-093761-013-1035ND
2014-07-093761-025-1118ND
2014-07-093761-011-1203ND
2014-07-093761-017-1051ND
2017-06-013761-015-1246ND
2017-06-013761-013-1108ND
2017-06-053761-026-1200ND
2017-06-053761-014-1130ND
2017-06-063761-010-0945ND
2017-06-063761-011-1200ND
2017-06-063761-017-1100ND
2017-06-063761-025-1300ND
2017-06-073761-030-1200ND
2017-06-073761-008-1124ND