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Chromium (hexavalent)

City of Federal Heights

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.294 ppb86ND - 0.560 ppb
20150.215 ppb220.210 ppb - 0.220 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Result
2014-05-210.340 ppb
2014-05-210.320 ppb
2014-05-21ND
2014-08-260.490 ppb
2014-09-250.560 ppb
2014-11-19ND
2014-11-190.340 ppb
2014-11-190.300 ppb
2015-02-240.220 ppb
2015-02-240.210 ppb