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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

City of Lake Charles Water System

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

74

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND340ND
2013ND20ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015300.0 ppb3232210.0 ppb - 490.0 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-30AD65279ND
2012-04-30AD65274ND
2012-04-30AD65269ND
2012-04-30AD65264ND
2012-04-30AD65259ND
2012-04-30AD65279ND
2012-04-30AD65259ND
2012-04-30AD65264ND
2012-04-30AD65269ND
2012-04-30AD65274ND
2012-05-29AD65734ND
2012-05-29AD65739ND
2012-05-29AD65729ND
2012-05-29AD65724ND
2012-05-29AD65724ND
2012-05-29AD65719ND
2012-05-29AD65729ND
2012-05-29AD65734ND
2012-05-29AD65719ND
2012-05-29AD65739ND
2012-07-23AD67943ND
2012-07-23AD67938ND
2012-07-23AD67933ND
2012-07-23AD67953ND
2012-07-23AD67953ND
2012-07-23AD67948ND
2012-07-23AD67943ND
2012-07-23AD67938ND
2012-07-23AD67933ND
2012-07-23AD67948ND
2012-10-08AD71678ND
2012-10-08AD71668ND
2012-10-08AD71668ND
2012-10-08AD71678ND
2013-03-20AD76236ND
2013-03-20AD76236ND
2015-03-2335180731001250.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731003350.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731004220.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731005490.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731002250.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731005490.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731001250.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731002250.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731003350.0 ppb
2015-03-2335180731004220.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384001250.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384005240.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384004430.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384003290.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384005240.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384004430.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384003290.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384002340.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384002340.0 ppb
2015-07-2735199384001250.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616005310.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616004270.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616002400.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616001250.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616001250.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616002400.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616003210.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616004270.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616005310.0 ppb
2015-08-0335200616003210.0 ppb
2015-09-2135208328005250.0 ppb
2015-09-2135208328005250.0 ppb
2017-12-18AE20287ND
2017-12-18AE20279ND
2017-12-18AE20283ND
2017-12-18AE20287ND
2017-12-18AE20279ND
2017-12-18AE20283ND