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Cadmium

Palm Beach County Water Utilities

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-05-07ND
2012-05-09ND
2012-05-10ND
2012-05-14ND
2013-05-13ND
2013-05-16ND
2013-05-20ND
2013-05-22ND
2014-05-15ND
2014-05-20ND
2014-05-22ND
2014-05-29ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-17ND
2015-06-22ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-11ND
2016-05-17ND
2016-05-24ND
2017-05-03ND
2017-05-10ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-30ND