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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Okeechobee Utility Authority

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.

 

12

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
20140.258 ppb43ND - 0.470 ppb
20150.340 ppb86ND - 0.590 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
2014-11-05ND
2014-11-050.240 ppb
2014-11-050.470 ppb
2014-11-050.320 ppb
2015-02-030.310 ppb
2015-02-03ND
2015-05-13ND
2015-05-130.520 ppb
2015-05-130.300 ppb
2015-05-130.470 ppb
2015-08-060.590 ppb
2015-08-060.530 ppb