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Molybdenum

Sharpsburg Water District

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND160ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 40 ppb

The health guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a lifetime health-based limit for effects other than cancer. This health guideline protects against an increased risk of gout.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-11105915PND
2014-03-11305843PND
2014-03-11305842PND
2014-03-11105916PND
2014-06-03307673PND
2014-06-03307672PND
2014-06-03107594PND
2014-06-03107593PND
2014-09-09109062PND
2014-09-09109061PND
2014-09-09309140PND
2014-09-09309141PND
2014-12-03110711PND
2014-12-03110710PND
2014-12-03310788PND
2014-12-03310789PND