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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

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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.

 

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 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
2012-02-13I1204322ND
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