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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Tifton-Tift County Water System

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)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.231 ppb83ND - 1.20 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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 Lab ID Result
2014-06-1035141675007AM1.20 ppb
2014-06-1035141675005AMND
2014-06-1035141675001AMND
2014-06-1035141675003AM0.350 ppb
2014-12-1635168273007AMND
2014-12-1635168273005AMND
2014-12-1635168273001AMND
2014-12-1635168273003AM0.300 ppb