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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Palm Beach County Water Utilities

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.

 

16

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
20140.264 ppb85ND - 0.700 ppb
20150.266 ppb85ND - 0.930 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
2014-09-230.250 ppb
2014-09-230.420 ppb
2014-09-23ND
2014-09-230.470 ppb
2014-09-23ND
2014-09-23ND
2014-09-230.700 ppb
2014-09-230.270 ppb
2015-03-16ND
2015-03-16ND
2015-03-160.400 ppb
2015-03-16ND
2015-03-160.200 ppb
2015-03-160.240 ppb
2015-03-160.930 ppb
2015-03-160.360 ppb