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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Valley Center MWD

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
20140.0775 ppb83ND - 0.210 ppb
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-19201402190235AM0.200 ppb
2014-02-19201402190237AMND
2014-05-01201405010419AMND
2014-05-01201405010417AMND
2014-08-19201408190372AMND
2014-08-19201408190370AMND
2014-11-20201411200374AM0.210 ppb
2014-11-20201411200372AM0.210 ppb