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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

New Orleans Algiers Water Works

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201220.0 ppb2220.0 ppb
201310.00 ppb2210.00 ppb
201410.00 ppb2210.00 ppb
20159.90 ppb229.90 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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 brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-05AD6407720.0 ppb
2012-03-05AD6407720.0 ppb
2013-01-22AD7481710.00 ppb
2013-01-22AD7481710.00 ppb
2014-02-04AD8873310.00 ppb
2014-02-04AD8873310.00 ppb
2015-03-16351798070019.90 ppb
2015-03-16351798070019.90 ppb