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Chromium (hexavalent)

Owensboro Municipal Utilities

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

6

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
20141.04 ppb660.840 ppb - 1.40 ppb
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-01201404030423AM1.20 ppb
2014-04-01201404030418AM0.890 ppb
2014-04-01201404030370AM0.930 ppb
2014-10-06201410070317AM1.40 ppb
2014-10-06201410070336AM1.000 ppb
2014-10-06201410070297AM0.840 ppb