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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Tifton-Tift County Water System

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.

 

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
2013ND80ND
20140.255 ppb83ND - 1.20 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND80ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2013-12-03AI24123ND
2013-12-03AI24121ND
2013-12-03AI24117ND
2013-12-03AI24124ND
2013-12-03AI24125ND
2013-12-03AI24126ND
2013-12-03AI24122ND
2013-12-16AI25117ND
2014-06-1035141675007AM1.20 ppb
2014-06-1035141675003AM0.450 ppb
2014-06-1035141675005AMND
2014-06-1035141675001AMND
2014-12-1635168273005AMND
2014-12-1635168273001AMND
2014-12-1635168273003AM0.390 ppb
2014-12-1635168273007AMND
2016-07-05AJ16598ND
2016-07-05AJ16599ND
2016-07-05AJ16604ND
2016-07-05AJ16600ND
2016-07-05AJ16601ND
2016-07-05AJ16602ND
2016-07-05AJ16603ND
2016-09-07AJ26178ND