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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

US Air Force Academy

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

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).

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0296 ppb64ND - 0.0710 ppb
20140.0390 ppb220.0323 ppb - 0.0456 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG 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

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Date Result
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-07-15ND
2013-10-280.0300 ppb
2013-10-28ND
2013-10-28ND
2013-10-28ND
2013-11-19ND
2013-11-19ND
2013-11-19ND
2013-11-19ND
2014-01-07ND
2014-01-07ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-04-21ND
2014-04-21ND
2014-04-21ND
2014-04-210.0410 ppb
2014-04-21ND
2014-05-12ND
2014-05-12ND
2014-05-12ND