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Vanadium

Freedom District

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.363 ppb440.210 ppb - 0.470 ppb
20150.0875 ppb82ND - 0.370 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 21 ppb

The health guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-10-1020340910030.400 ppb
2014-10-1020340910010.470 ppb
2014-10-1520348640010.370 ppb
2014-10-1520348640040.210 ppb
2015-01-192050166001ND
2015-01-192050276001ND
2015-04-062063346001ND
2015-04-062063343001ND
2015-04-202066111001ND
2015-04-2020661100010.370 ppb
2015-07-132082585001ND
2015-07-1320825840010.330 ppb