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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

City of Hollister

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.

 

11

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
2014ND60ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND50ND

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
2014-06-121610-009-1055ND
2014-06-121610-007-1250ND
2014-06-121610-006-1315ND
2014-06-121610-005-1015ND
2014-06-121610-002-1145ND
2014-06-121610-001-1205ND
2017-06-011610-002-1045ND
2017-06-011610-001-1011ND
2017-06-081610-007-0916ND
2017-06-081610-006-1236ND
2017-06-081610-005-1150ND