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Vanadium

Albany Water Works

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

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
20130.147 ppb42ND - 0.332 ppb
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 21 ppb

The health guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium 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
2013-08-273082347-01A0.256 ppb
2013-08-273082347-03A0.332 ppb
2013-11-193110903-01AND
2013-11-193110903-03AND
2014-03-314020917-01AND
2014-03-314020917-03AND
2014-05-194050558-03AND
2014-05-194050558-01AND