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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

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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).

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

9

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.166 ppb149ND - 0.760 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
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
2013-01-09100191PND
2013-01-09100192P0.180 ppb
2013-01-09100190P0.760 ppb
2013-01-09300281P0.0940 ppb
2013-01-09100189P0.0790 ppb
2013-04-02300957P0.165 ppb
2013-04-02101020Q0.0970 ppb
2013-07-24301713PND
2013-07-24101618PND
2013-07-24101616PND
2013-07-24101619P0.180 ppb
2013-07-24101617P0.640 ppb
2013-11-06102512PND
2013-11-06302448P0.130 ppb