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Vanadium

Clearwater Water System

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
20130.239 ppb76ND - 0.380 ppb
20140.208 ppb107ND - 0.350 ppb
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 21 ppb

The 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
2013-12-060.200 ppb
2013-12-100.280 ppb
2013-12-110.370 ppb
2013-12-160.210 ppb
2013-12-160.230 ppb
2013-12-17ND
2013-12-180.380 ppb
2014-03-180.290 ppb
2014-03-180.340 ppb
2014-06-230.250 ppb
2014-06-230.320 ppb
2014-06-23ND
2014-06-24ND
2014-06-240.250 ppb
2014-06-240.280 ppb
2014-09-240.350 ppb
2014-10-09ND
2015-08-05ND