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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

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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.

 

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Samples

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

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Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.108 ppm32ND - 0.300 ppm
20130.0543 ppm330.00800 ppm - 0.138 ppm
20140.643 ppm770.0160 ppm - 4.05 ppm
20150.0523 ppm330.0140 ppm - 0.109 ppm
20160.136 ppm330.01000 ppm - 0.370 ppm
20170.0723 ppm770.01000 ppm - 0.209 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