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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cobalt

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

8

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt 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
2015-01-14201501150447AMND
2015-01-21201501220649AMND
2015-04-15201504160377AMND
2015-04-15201504160201AMND
2015-07-27201507280557AMND
2015-07-27201507280505AMND
2015-10-14201510150373AMND
2015-10-14201510150368AMND