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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Pinellas Park Water Department

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0530 ppb220.0460 ppb - 0.0600 ppb
20140.0597 ppb660.0420 ppb - 0.0990 ppb
20150.0713 ppb880.0450 ppb - 0.120 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2013-12-090.0600 ppb
2013-12-090.0460 ppb
2014-03-040.0420 ppb
2014-03-040.0420 ppb
2014-06-100.0500 ppb
2014-06-100.0600 ppb
2014-09-290.0990 ppb
2014-09-290.0650 ppb