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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Olivenhain Municipal Water District

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.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201212.0 ppb1112.0 ppb
20131.90 ppb98ND - 2.50 ppb
20142.31 ppb991.50 ppb - 5.00 ppb
2015ND10ND
20163.00 ppb113.00 ppb
20173.00 ppb113.00 ppb

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
2012-08-219590-003-085012.0 ppb
2013-08-209590-003-1200ND
2013-08-21201308220237AM2.20 ppb
2013-08-21201308220206AM1.80 ppb
2013-08-21201308220217AM2.20 ppb
2013-08-27201308280258AM2.20 ppb
2013-11-21201311220614AM2.20 ppb
2013-11-21201311220598AM1.60 ppb
2013-11-21201311220602AM2.50 ppb
2013-11-21201311220604AM2.40 ppb
2014-02-12201402130504AM1.50 ppb
2014-02-12201402130485AM2.10 ppb
2014-02-12201402130491AM2.20 ppb
2014-02-12201402130487AM2.10 ppb
2014-05-28201405290364AM2.00 ppb
2014-05-28201405290356AM2.10 ppb
2014-05-28201405290358AM1.90 ppb
2014-05-28201405290360AM1.90 ppb
2014-08-209590-003-13305.00 ppb
2015-08-199590-003-1221ND
2016-08-179590-003-11003.00 ppb
2017-08-249590-003-09003.00 ppb