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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

City of Apopka

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND50ND
20160.0442 ppm51ND - 0.221 ppm
20170.0244 ppm105ND - 0.0860 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Result
2012-03-14ND
2012-03-14ND
2012-03-14ND
2012-03-14ND
2012-03-14ND
2013-02-06ND
2013-02-06ND
2013-02-06ND
2013-02-06ND
2013-02-06ND
2014-02-12ND
2014-02-12ND
2014-02-12ND
2014-02-12ND
2014-02-12ND
2015-02-25ND
2015-02-25ND
2015-02-25ND
2015-02-25ND
2015-02-25ND
2016-02-10ND
2016-02-10ND
2016-02-100.221 ppm
2016-02-10ND
2016-02-10ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-080.0860 ppm
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-080.0280 ppm
2017-02-080.0720 ppm
2017-02-08ND
2017-02-080.0250 ppm
2017-02-080.0330 ppm