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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Cumming

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND90ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-08AH54599ND
2013-04-25AH99837ND
2014-03-10AI29451ND
2015-01-213174724ND
2015-01-213174713ND
2015-02-04AI64158ND
2015-04-153225523ND
2015-04-153225501ND
2015-07-083276494ND
2015-07-083276480ND
2015-10-143341818ND
2015-10-143341719ND
2016-02-03AJ05664ND
2017-02-08AJ46008ND