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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

Avon Water Company

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-16E402153-8IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-7IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-6IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-5IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-4IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-3IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-2IOC1ND
2014-02-04E402153-1IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-8IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-7IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-6IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-5IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-4IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-3IOC1ND
2017-02-24E702M07-2IOC1ND
2017-03-20D7C1331-01IOCND