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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

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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
20130.738 ppb85ND - 1.40 ppb
20140.325 ppb82ND - 1.30 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 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
2013-09-23201309250118AMND
2013-09-23201309250031AMND
2013-09-23201309250037AM1.40 ppb
2013-09-23201309250033AMND
2013-09-23201309250035AM1.000 ppb
2013-09-23201309250130AM1.40 ppb
2013-09-23201309250121AM1.000 ppb
2013-09-23201309250113AM1.10 ppb
2014-03-24201403260471AMND
2014-03-24201403260462AMND
2014-03-24201403260469AMND
2014-03-24201403260446AM1.30 ppb
2014-03-24201403260442AMND
2014-03-24201403260451AMND
2014-03-24201403260456AMND
2014-03-24201403260453AM1.30 ppb