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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

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Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

68

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND150ND
2013ND130ND
2014ND70ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND90ND
2017ND180ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-13I1204322ND
2012-02-13I1204318ND
2012-04-09I1209897ND
2012-04-09I1209866ND
2012-04-09I1209894ND
2012-04-10I1210106ND
2012-05-30I1215650ND
2012-05-30I1215646ND
2012-05-30I1215652ND
2012-06-20I1218353ND
2012-06-21I1218525ND
2012-06-21I1218530ND
2012-07-16I1221373ND
2012-07-17I1221649ND
2012-07-17I1221650ND
2013-03-11I1310330ND
2013-05-20I1321568ND
2013-06-05I1323921ND
2013-06-05I1323914ND
2013-06-05I1323912ND
2013-06-05I1323913ND
2013-06-18I1326019ND
2013-06-18I1326017ND
2013-07-10I1329587ND
2013-07-11I1329810ND
2013-07-11I1329812ND
2013-07-11I1329816ND
2013-08-07I1333781ND
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
2015-06-24I1525301ND
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
2017-06-21I1726771ND
2017-07-20I1732215ND
2017-07-25I1732811ND
2017-07-25I1732813ND
2017-08-03I1734567ND
2017-08-03I1734565ND
2017-08-14I1736476ND
2017-08-17I1737329ND