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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

City of Lake Charles Water System

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND100ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG 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
2015-03-2535181144001AMND
2015-05-1835188955001AMND
2015-09-2335208696001AMND
2015-10-0835211214004AMND
2015-10-0835211214002AMND
2015-11-2335218081003AMND
2015-11-2335218081009AMND
2015-11-2335218081007AMND
2015-11-2335218081001AMND
2015-11-2335218081005AMND