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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrite

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Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

70

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND660ND
2017ND40ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-03-30I1612757ND
2016-03-30I1612756ND
2016-03-30I1612755ND
2016-03-31I1612950ND
2016-03-31I1612951ND
2016-06-23I1627653ND
2016-06-23I1627652ND
2016-06-23I1627644ND
2016-06-23I1627646ND
2016-06-23I1627651ND
2016-06-23I1627647ND
2016-06-23I1627649ND
2016-06-24I1627836ND
2016-06-24I1627839ND
2016-06-24I1627831ND
2016-06-24I1627840ND
2016-06-24I1627838ND
2016-06-27I1628119ND
2016-06-27I1628115ND
2016-06-27I1628111ND
2016-06-27I1628127ND
2016-06-27I1628118ND
2016-06-27I1628113ND
2016-06-27I1628120ND
2016-06-27I1628123ND
2016-06-27I1628117ND
2016-06-27I1628124ND
2016-06-27I1628125ND
2016-06-27I1628122ND
2016-06-28I1628434ND
2016-06-28I1628441ND
2016-06-28I1628435ND
2016-06-28I1628439ND
2016-06-28I1628437ND
2016-06-29I1628656ND
2016-06-29I1628651ND
2016-06-29I1628653ND
2016-06-29I1628657ND
2016-06-30I1628755ND
2016-06-30I1628753ND
2016-06-30I1628757ND
2016-06-30I1628758ND
2016-07-06I1629583ND
2016-07-06I1629587ND
2016-07-06I1629586ND
2016-07-06I1629585ND
2016-07-06I1629588ND
2016-07-06I1629581ND
2016-07-07I1629732ND
2016-07-07N1629731ND
2016-07-07I1629728ND
2016-07-07I1629730ND
2016-07-07I1629729ND
2016-07-07I1629726ND
2016-07-07I1629727ND
2016-07-13I1630838ND
2016-07-13I1630837ND
2016-07-13I1630839ND
2016-07-15I1631433ND
2016-07-15I1631434ND
2016-07-15I1631432ND
2016-07-15I1631431ND
2016-08-02I1634616ND
2016-08-02I1634614ND
2016-08-15I1636767ND
2016-08-15I1636768ND
2017-05-31I1722761ND
2017-07-11I1730137ND
2017-08-03I1734567ND
2017-08-03I1734565ND