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Molybdenum

Marion Municipal Water Department

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
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND60ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 40 ppb

The 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
2013-10-0723764301ND
2013-10-0723764201ND
2013-10-0723763901ND
2013-10-0723763801ND
2013-10-0723764101ND
2013-10-0723763701ND
2014-04-0825311501ND
2014-04-0825311201ND
2014-04-0825311001ND
2014-04-0825311401ND
2014-04-0825311301ND
2014-04-0825310901ND
2014-10-0727287701ND
2014-10-0727287601ND
2015-04-0728660201ND
2015-04-0728660101ND