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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Lake Charles Water System

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

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
2015ND320ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. 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
2015-03-2335180731001ND
2015-03-2335180731003ND
2015-03-2335180731004ND
2015-03-2335180731005ND
2015-03-2335180731002ND
2015-03-2335180731005ND
2015-03-2335180731001ND
2015-03-2335180731002ND
2015-03-2335180731003ND
2015-03-2335180731004ND
2015-07-2735199384001ND
2015-07-2735199384005ND
2015-07-2735199384004ND
2015-07-2735199384003ND
2015-07-2735199384005ND
2015-07-2735199384004ND
2015-07-2735199384003ND
2015-07-2735199384002ND
2015-07-2735199384002ND
2015-07-2735199384001ND
2015-08-0335200616005ND
2015-08-0335200616004ND
2015-08-0335200616002ND
2015-08-0335200616001ND
2015-08-0335200616001ND
2015-08-0335200616002ND
2015-08-0335200616003ND
2015-08-0335200616004ND
2015-08-0335200616005ND
2015-08-0335200616003ND
2015-09-2135208328005ND
2015-09-2135208328005ND
2017-12-18AE20287ND
2017-12-18AE20279ND
2017-12-18AE20283ND
2017-12-18AE20287ND
2017-12-18AE20279ND
2017-12-18AE20283ND