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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

City of Black Hawk

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.

 

16

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
20130.232 ppb43ND - 0.367 ppb
20140.159 ppb127ND - 0.318 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 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 Result
2013-10-15ND
2013-10-150.367 ppb
2013-10-150.216 ppb
2013-10-310.345 ppb
2014-01-07ND
2014-01-070.264 ppb
2014-01-070.264 ppb
2014-01-07ND
2014-04-070.318 ppb
2014-04-070.206 ppb
2014-04-07ND
2014-04-070.289 ppb
2014-07-220.294 ppb
2014-07-22ND
2014-07-220.275 ppb
2014-07-22ND