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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Beverly Water Department

NOTE: Beverly Water Department purchases water from Salem Beverly Water Supply Board which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Salem Beverly Water Supply Board.

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

5

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
20140.1000 ppb42ND - 0.200 ppb
2015ND40ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Beverly Water Department purchases water from Salem Beverly Water Supply Board which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Salem Beverly Water Supply Board.

Date Result
2012-11-15ND
2013-11-07ND
2015-11-03ND
2016-11-04ND
2017-11-02ND