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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

Tifton-Tift County Water System

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

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
2013ND80ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND80ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-12-03AI24126ND
2013-12-03AI24125ND
2013-12-03AI24124ND
2013-12-03AI24123ND
2013-12-03AI24122ND
2013-12-03AI24121ND
2013-12-03AI24117ND
2013-12-16AI25117ND
2016-07-05AJ16604ND
2016-07-05AJ16603ND
2016-07-05AJ16602ND
2016-07-05AJ16601ND
2016-07-05AJ16600ND
2016-07-05AJ16599ND
2016-07-05AJ16598ND
2016-09-07AJ26178ND