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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Berwyn

NOTE: Berwyn purchases water from City of Chicago which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Chicago.

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.

 

16

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
20130.263 ppb880.200 ppb - 0.300 ppb
20140.250 ppb1211ND - 0.300 ppb
20150.200 ppb440.200 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG 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

NOTE: Berwyn purchases water from City of Chicago which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Chicago.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-283015708ND
2014-04-2830157180.200 ppb
2014-04-2830157570.200 ppb
2014-04-2830157410.200 ppb
2014-08-1330817460.300 ppb
2014-08-1330817260.300 ppb
2014-08-1330817490.300 ppb
2014-08-1330817340.300 ppb
2014-10-0731189770.300 ppb
2014-10-0731189920.300 ppb
2014-10-0731189730.300 ppb
2014-10-0731189880.300 ppb
2015-01-1331693810.200 ppb
2015-01-1331695340.200 ppb
2015-01-1331694010.200 ppb
2015-01-1331695380.200 ppb