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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

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

 

51

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20124.38 ppb82ND - 19.0 ppb
20132.50 ppb81ND - 20.0 ppb
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
20170.491 ppb111ND - 5.40 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
2012-01-0916.0 ppb
2012-01-10ND
2012-04-02ND
2012-04-0219.0 ppb
2012-07-09ND
2012-07-10ND
2012-10-01ND
2012-10-02ND
2013-01-07ND
2013-01-08ND
2013-04-01ND
2013-04-02ND
2013-07-0920.0 ppb
2013-07-09ND
2013-10-07ND
2013-10-08ND
2014-01-06ND
2014-01-07ND
2014-04-07ND
2014-04-07ND
2014-07-07ND
2014-07-08ND
2014-10-06ND
2014-10-07ND
2015-01-05ND
2015-01-06ND
2015-04-06ND
2015-04-07ND
2015-07-06ND
2015-07-07ND
2015-10-06ND
2015-10-06ND
2016-01-05ND
2016-01-05ND
2016-04-05ND
2016-04-05ND
2016-07-05ND
2016-07-05ND
2016-10-04ND
2016-10-04ND
2017-01-03ND
2017-01-035.40 ppb
2017-04-04ND
2017-04-04ND
2017-07-11ND
2017-07-11ND
2017-09-06ND
2017-10-03ND
2017-10-03ND
2017-11-07ND
2017-12-04ND