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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrite

City of Fort Lauderdale

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
20130.00525 ppm21ND - 0.0105 ppm
2014ND20ND
20150.0370 ppm21ND - 0.0740 ppm
20160.0145 ppm21ND - 0.0290 ppm
20170.0280 ppm220.00350 ppm - 0.0525 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Result
2012-07-31ND
2012-07-31ND
2013-06-190.0105 ppm
2013-06-19ND
2014-06-04ND
2014-06-04ND
2015-06-020.0740 ppm
2015-06-02ND
2016-07-14ND
2016-07-140.0290 ppm
2017-06-130.00350 ppm
2017-06-130.0525 ppm