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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

Florin County Water District

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND50ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND30ND
2016ND50ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-305810-009-0956ND
2012-08-295810-003-0937ND
2013-04-155810-012-1325ND
2013-07-185810-007-0914ND
2013-12-125810-010-1304ND
2013-12-125810-007-0950ND
2013-12-125810-006-1427ND
2015-12-095810-003-1022ND
2015-12-095810-009-1136ND
2015-12-105810-002-1356ND
2016-04-285810-004-1100ND
2016-04-285810-012-0951ND
2016-09-085810-010-1204ND
2016-09-085810-007-0905ND
2016-09-085810-006-1242ND