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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Baton Rouge Water Company

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).

 

48

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.00156 ppb482ND - 0.0390 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG 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
2014-05-0935137755011AMND
2014-05-0935137755013AMND
2014-05-0935137755019AMND
2014-05-0935137755005AMND
2014-05-0935137755007AMND
2014-05-0935137755015AMND
2014-05-0935137755003AMND
2014-05-0935137755009AMND
2014-05-1035137755017AMND
2014-05-1035137755001AMND
2014-05-1635138729007AM0.0390 ppb
2014-05-1635138729011AMND
2014-05-1635138729003AMND
2014-05-1635138729001AMND
2014-05-1635138729009AMND
2014-05-1635138729005AMND
2014-05-1935138958003AMND
2014-05-1935138958001AMND
2014-05-1935138958005AMND
2014-05-1935138958006AMND
2014-05-2035139390003AMND
2014-05-2035139390001AMND
2014-05-2035139390007AMND
2014-05-2035139390005AMND
2014-11-0735163270005AMND
2014-11-0735163270013AMND
2014-11-0735163270011AMND
2014-11-0735163270003AMND
2014-11-0735163270001AMND
2014-11-0735163270007AMND
2014-11-0835163270015AMND
2014-11-0835163270009AMND
2014-11-0835163270019AMND
2014-11-0835163270017AMND
2014-11-0835163270021AMND
2014-11-1035163270027AMND
2014-11-1035163270023AMND
2014-11-1035163270029AMND
2014-11-1035163270025AMND
2014-11-1035163270031AMND
2014-11-1135163270037AMND
2014-11-1135163270039AMND
2014-11-1135163270043AM0.0360 ppb
2014-11-1135163270045AMND
2014-11-1135163270035AMND
2014-11-1135163270033AMND
2014-12-0335166427003AMND
2014-12-0335166427004AMND