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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Chapel Hill - Aberdeen Proving Grounds

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.

 

8

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
2013N/A00N/A
20140.275 ppb220.250 ppb - 0.300 ppb
20150.153 ppb62ND - 0.490 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG 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
2014-10-2220360800040.250 ppb
2014-10-2220360800010.300 ppb
2015-01-212050772001ND
2015-01-212050772004ND
2015-04-282067623004ND
2015-04-282067623001ND
2015-07-2320850770040.430 ppb
2015-07-2320850770010.490 ppb