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Molybdenum

Baton Rouge Water Company

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

49

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
20140.339 ppb4912ND - 1.80 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 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-05-0935137755013AMND
2014-05-0935137755019AMND
2014-05-0935137755011AMND
2014-05-0935137755009AM1.50 ppb
2014-05-0935137755015AMND
2014-05-0935137755003AMND
2014-05-0935137755005AM1.10 ppb
2014-05-0935137755007AM1.10 ppb
2014-05-1035137755017AMND
2014-05-1035137755001AMND
2014-05-1635138729006AMND
2014-05-1635138729005AMND
2014-05-1635138729011AM1.50 ppb
2014-05-1635138729003AMND
2014-05-1635138729009AMND
2014-05-1635138729007AMND
2014-05-1635138729001AM1.30 ppb
2014-05-1935138958003AM1.20 ppb
2014-05-1935138958001AMND
2014-05-1935138958006AMND
2014-05-1935138958005AMND
2014-05-2035139390001AMND
2014-05-2035139390005AMND
2014-05-2035139390007AM1.70 ppb
2014-05-2035139390003AMND
2014-11-0735163270003AM1.60 ppb
2014-11-0735163270001AMND
2014-11-0735163270005AMND
2014-11-0735163270041AMND
2014-11-0735163270011AMND
2014-11-0735163270007AMND
2014-11-0735163270013AMND
2014-11-0835163270019AMND
2014-11-0835163270009AMND
2014-11-0835163270047AMND
2014-11-0835163270017AMND
2014-11-0835163270015AMND
2014-11-0835163270021AM1.10 ppb
2014-11-1035163270025AMND
2014-11-1035163270027AMND
2014-11-1035163270031AMND
2014-11-1035163270023AM1.40 ppb
2014-11-1035163270029AMND
2014-11-1135163270037AMND
2014-11-1135163270043AMND
2014-11-1135163270045AMND
2014-11-1135163270035AM1.80 ppb
2014-11-1135163270039AMND
2014-11-1135163270033AM1.30 ppb