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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Bartlett

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20131.73 ppb75ND - 3.80 ppb
20141.54 ppb87ND - 2.80 ppb
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG 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
2012-05-221205B31-001AND
2013-09-1023373301ND
2013-09-10233728012.00 ppb
2013-09-10233731013.80 ppb
2013-09-1023373201ND
2013-09-10233729012.10 ppb
2013-12-10242428012.00 ppb
2013-12-10242427012.20 ppb
2014-02-251402C24-001AND
2014-03-11250453012.80 ppb
2014-03-11250452011.60 ppb
2014-03-11250450011.50 ppb
2014-03-11250451011.50 ppb
2014-06-10260402011.70 ppb
2014-06-10260401011.90 ppb
2014-12-10250454011.30 ppb
2015-02-181502B76-002AND
2017-01-041701208-001AND