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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Northwest 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.

 

24

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
20130.210 ppb64ND - 0.340 ppb
20140.346 ppb1815ND - 0.550 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
2013-10-23ND
2013-10-230.320 ppb
2013-10-23ND
2013-10-230.280 ppb
2013-10-230.320 ppb
2013-10-230.340 ppb
2014-01-140.470 ppb
2014-01-140.420 ppb
2014-01-140.520 ppb
2014-01-14ND
2014-01-140.500 ppb
2014-01-14ND
2014-04-290.500 ppb
2014-04-29ND
2014-04-290.350 ppb
2014-04-290.410 ppb
2014-04-290.230 ppb
2014-04-300.550 ppb
2014-07-140.420 ppb
2014-07-140.500 ppb
2014-07-140.470 ppb
2014-07-140.390 ppb
2014-07-140.250 ppb
2014-08-200.240 ppb