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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

City of Santa Barbara Water Department

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.

 

38

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
20131.70 ppb21ND - 3.40 ppb
20142.21 ppb2220ND - 4.40 ppb
20152.00 ppb32ND - 3.30 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND30ND

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
2012-07-179590-004-1056ND
2012-07-189590-042-1148ND
2012-07-189590-042-1203ND
2012-07-189590-015-1053ND
2012-07-189590-015-1031ND
2012-07-189590-005-0923ND
2012-12-119590-035-1018ND
2012-12-119590-035-1108ND
2013-08-189590-031-1605ND
2013-10-159590-004-08353.40 ppb
2014-03-17201403180209AM1.10 ppb
2014-03-17201403180207AM1.10 ppb
2014-03-18201403190597AM1.20 ppb
2014-03-18201403190612AM1.10 ppb
2014-03-18201403190624AM2.80 ppb
2014-03-18201403190587AM2.70 ppb
2014-03-25201403260346AM0.950 ppb
2014-03-25201403260379AM2.50 ppb
2014-06-11201406120329AM3.80 ppb
2014-06-11201406120307AM3.50 ppb
2014-06-11201406120320AMND
2014-09-24201409250531AM1.10 ppb
2014-09-24201409250511AM1.000 ppb
2014-09-24201409250519AM1.000 ppb
2014-09-24201409250330AM3.20 ppb
2014-09-24201409250432AM2.20 ppb
2014-09-24201409250443AM4.00 ppb
2014-09-29201409300386AM4.00 ppb
2014-10-22201410230179AM4.40 ppb
2014-12-17201412180234AM3.60 ppb
2014-12-17201412180230AM3.30 ppb
2014-12-23201412240447AMND
2015-01-14201501150410AM2.70 ppb
2015-05-129590-055-0842ND
2015-07-14201507150470AM3.30 ppb
2017-11-079590-004-0955ND
2017-11-149590-042-0848ND
2017-11-149590-035-0930ND