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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Lewiston

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

31

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-03I59255ND
2012-08-15I62176ND
2012-08-15I62177ND
2012-08-15I62178ND
2013-02-27I130228026-001ND
2013-06-05I130606050-001ND
2013-06-05I130606050-002ND
2013-08-21I130822058-001ND
2013-08-21I130822058-005ND
2013-08-21I130822058-004ND
2014-02-25I140226039-001ND
2014-02-25I140226039-002ND
2014-06-03I140604041-002ND
2014-06-03I140604041-001ND
2014-08-13I140814054-005ND
2014-08-13I140814054-004ND
2015-01-21I150122025-001ND
2015-04-21I150422037-001ND
2015-06-10I150611032-002ND
2015-06-10I150611032-001ND
2015-07-22I150723044-001ND
2015-07-22I150723044-003ND
2016-02-09I160209050-002ND
2016-02-09I160209050-001ND
2016-04-06I160407008-001ND
2016-04-06I160407008-003ND
2017-03-28I170328050-001ND
2017-03-28I170328050-002ND
2017-10-25I171026026-003ND
2017-10-25I171026026-002ND
2017-10-25I171026026-001ND