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Vanadium

Charleston

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

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
20140.720 ppb880.431 ppb - 1.09 ppb
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 21 ppb

The health guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-20767057-106381.07 ppb
2014-01-20767059-106381.09 ppb
2014-04-09779404-111650.656 ppb
2014-04-09779406-111650.748 ppb
2014-07-16803707-118330.500 ppb
2014-07-16803705-118330.431 ppb
2014-10-15826031-126980.638 ppb
2014-10-15826033-126980.628 ppb