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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Loves Park

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND130ND
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-10-17SJ20968-01_02ND
2012-10-17SJ20966-01_02ND
2012-10-17SJ20970-01_02ND
2012-10-24SJ21380-01_02ND
2014-03-10774562-10908ND
2014-03-10774564-10908ND
2014-03-17775945-10987ND
2014-03-17775947-10987ND
2014-03-17775958-10987ND
2014-03-17775956-10987ND
2014-08-114082954-05ND
2014-09-15819550-12514ND
2014-09-15819552-12514ND
2014-09-15819548-12514ND
2014-09-15819555-12514ND
2014-09-15819546-12514ND
2014-11-03830237-12930ND
2015-11-165113115-04ND
2015-11-165113115-03ND
2015-11-165113115-02ND
2015-11-165113115-01ND
2017-08-077081802-05ND