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Chromium (total)

Marion Municipal Water Department

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
20140.1000 ppb84ND - 0.200 ppb
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
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
2012-06-051909745ND
2012-06-051909746ND
2013-10-0723764201ND
2013-10-0723763901ND
2013-10-0723763801ND
2013-10-0723763701ND
2013-10-0723764101ND
2013-10-0723764301ND
2014-04-08253112010.200 ppb
2014-04-0825311301ND
2014-04-08253114010.200 ppb
2014-04-0825311001ND
2014-04-08253115010.200 ppb
2014-04-08253109010.200 ppb
2014-10-0727287701ND
2014-10-0727287601ND
2015-04-0728660201ND
2015-04-0728660101ND