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Cobalt

Calcasieu Parish WW District 9 Carlyss

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

4

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
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 70 ppb

The health guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt 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
2014-04-22201404240486AMND
2014-04-22201404240370AMND
2014-10-21201410230329AMND
2014-10-21201410230346AMND