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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

US Air Force Academy

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

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
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 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for molybdenum. 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
2013-09-041.20 ppb
2013-10-28ND
2013-10-281.40 ppb
2013-10-281.40 ppb
2013-10-28ND
2013-10-281.40 ppb
2013-10-28ND
2013-10-281.30 ppb
2013-10-28ND
2014-01-07ND
2014-01-071.000 ppb
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-21ND
2014-01-211.20 ppb
2014-01-211.20 ppb
2014-04-211.30 ppb
2014-04-211.40 ppb
2014-04-21ND
2014-04-211.20 ppb
2014-04-21ND
2014-04-211.10 ppb
2014-05-12ND
2014-05-12ND