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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Lafayette

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND160ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-163206837ND
2015-03-163206860ND
2015-03-173208192ND
2015-03-173208697ND
2015-06-113260392ND
2015-06-153262411ND
2015-06-153262289ND
2015-07-203283347ND
2015-09-013313005ND
2015-09-013313027ND
2015-09-023314393ND
2015-09-023314454ND
2015-12-073370087ND
2015-12-073370073ND
2015-12-093372175ND
2015-12-093371798ND