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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Brewster Water Department

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

 

22

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
201313.8 ppb43ND - 19.0 ppb
2014ND50ND
201515.9 ppb334.70 ppb - 29.0 ppb
201617.4 ppb53ND - 34.0 ppb
201722.4 ppb53ND - 50.0 ppb

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 Result
2013-03-1318.0 ppb
2013-03-1318.0 ppb
2013-03-1319.0 ppb
2013-03-13ND
2014-08-04ND
2014-08-04ND
2014-08-04ND
2014-08-04ND
2014-08-04ND
2015-11-164.70 ppb
2015-11-1614.0 ppb
2015-11-1629.0 ppb
2016-09-09ND
2016-09-0924.0 ppb
2016-09-0929.0 ppb
2016-09-0934.0 ppb
2016-09-12ND
2017-08-2344.0 ppb
2017-08-2350.0 ppb
2017-08-2318.0 ppb
2017-08-23ND
2017-08-23ND