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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

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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).

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

3

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.00786 ppb143ND - 0.0400 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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
2014-03-1125047901ND
2014-03-1125047201ND
2014-03-11250477010.0300 ppb
2014-03-1125047501ND
2014-03-1125047601ND
2014-03-11250478010.0400 ppb
2014-03-1125048001ND
2014-09-0927043401ND
2014-10-1427565701ND
2014-10-1427565601ND
2014-10-1427565801ND
2014-10-1427565501ND
2014-11-1227697501ND
2014-11-12276974010.0400 ppb