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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Owensboro Municipal Utilities

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-0300015435ND
2012-07-0300015436ND
2012-07-05L58364305ND
2013-09-26L65998001ND
2013-09-26L65998002ND
2014-06-10L70438201ND
2014-06-10L70438202ND
2016-06-06L83972802ND
2016-06-06L83972801ND
2017-06-19L91719901ND
2017-06-19L91719902ND