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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Seacoast Utilities 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.

 

8

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
20130.828 ppb440.660 ppb - 1.000 ppb
20140.903 ppb440.730 ppb - 1.10 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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
2013-09-180.670 ppb
2013-09-180.980 ppb
2013-09-180.660 ppb
2013-09-181.000 ppb
2014-03-110.730 ppb
2014-03-111.000 ppb
2014-03-110.780 ppb
2014-03-111.10 ppb