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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

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Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

67

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201217.3 ppb154ND - 80.0 ppb
201319.2 ppb123ND - 110.0 ppb
2014ND70ND
201511.7 ppb61ND - 70.0 ppb
2016ND90ND
20173.89 ppb181ND - 70.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-13I1204322ND
2012-02-13I1204318ND
2012-04-09I1209897ND
2012-04-09I120986680.0 ppb
2012-04-09I1209894ND
2012-04-10I1210106ND
2012-05-30I1215652ND
2012-05-30I121564670.0 ppb
2012-05-30I121565050.0 ppb
2012-06-20I1218353ND
2012-06-21I121852560.0 ppb
2012-06-21I1218530ND
2012-07-16I1221373ND
2012-07-17I1221649ND
2012-07-17I1221650ND
2013-03-11I1310330ND
2013-05-20I1321568ND
2013-06-05I1323913ND
2013-06-05I1323912ND
2013-06-05I132391450.0 ppb
2013-06-18I1326019ND
2013-06-18I1326017110.0 ppb
2013-07-10I1329587ND
2013-07-11I1329810ND
2013-07-11I1329812ND
2013-07-11I1329816ND
2013-08-07I133378170.0 ppb
2014-06-09I1420772ND
2014-06-10I1421074ND
2014-06-10I1421075ND
2014-06-17I1422330ND
2014-06-17I1422335ND
2014-07-30I1429112ND
2014-07-30I1429113ND
2015-03-09I1508865ND
2015-05-27I1520479ND
2015-06-04I1521779ND
2015-06-16I1523455ND
2015-06-24I152530170.0 ppb
2015-07-24I1530230ND
2016-06-23I1627647ND
2016-06-24I1627839ND
2016-06-24I1627840ND
2016-06-27I1628124ND
2016-06-27I1628125ND
2016-06-27I1628127ND
2016-06-28I1628441ND
2016-06-28I1628440ND
2016-06-29I1628657ND
2017-03-13I1709901ND
2017-03-14I1710140ND
2017-03-14I1710137ND
2017-03-14I1710137ND
2017-05-30I1722574ND
2017-05-31I1722753ND
2017-05-31I1722759ND
2017-05-31I1722763ND
2017-06-19I1726107ND
2017-06-19I1726109ND
2017-06-21I172677170.0 ppb
2017-07-20I1732215ND
2017-07-25I1732811ND
2017-07-25I1732813ND
2017-08-03I1734567ND
2017-08-03I1734565ND
2017-08-14I1736476ND
2017-08-17I1737329ND