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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

SBNDO County Service Area 70J

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
2014ND50ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
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
2014-01-103761-001-1025ND
2014-01-103761-002-1000ND
2014-01-103761-003-0925ND
2014-01-163761-005-1400ND
2014-02-123761-004-1040ND
2016-08-043761-005-1350ND
2017-01-043761-001-1305ND
2017-01-043761-002-1235ND
2017-01-043761-003-1110ND
2017-01-043761-004-1150ND
2017-01-043761-005-1010ND