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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Florin County Water District

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.

 

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 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
2012-05-305810-009-0956ND
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