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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Falls Water Company Inc

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

19

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.564 ppb1918ND - 0.870 ppb
20150.890 ppb110.890 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-14254657010.650 ppb
2014-04-14254656010.560 ppb
2014-04-1425465501ND
2014-04-14254658010.870 ppb
2014-04-14254659010.690 ppb
2014-05-29257281010.750 ppb
2014-05-29257280010.730 ppb
2014-05-29257278010.690 ppb
2014-05-29257282010.690 ppb
2014-05-29257279010.580 ppb
2014-10-17272864010.420 ppb
2014-10-17272865010.480 ppb
2014-10-17272863010.480 ppb
2014-10-17272866010.460 ppb
2014-10-17272859010.510 ppb
2014-10-17272861010.430 ppb
2014-10-17272858010.550 ppb
2014-12-15277982010.700 ppb
2014-12-30280441010.470 ppb
2015-01-28282770010.890 ppb