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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) 3A

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.

 

4

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
20140.570 ppb220.560 ppb - 0.580 ppb
20150.435 ppb220.430 ppb - 0.440 ppb
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
2014-08-180.580 ppb
2014-08-180.560 ppb
2015-02-170.430 ppb
2015-02-170.440 ppb