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Molybdenum

Charleston

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.830 ppb86ND - 1.22 ppb
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 40 ppb

The health guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-20767057-106381.04 ppb
2014-01-20767059-106381.22 ppb
2014-04-09779404-11165ND
2014-04-09779406-11165ND
2014-07-16803707-118331.04 ppb
2014-07-16803705-118331.04 ppb
2014-10-15826031-126981.14 ppb
2014-10-15826033-126981.16 ppb