Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Beryllium

Town of Princess Anne

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
20130.286 ppb71ND - 2.00 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
2016ND90ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-12120112_08_A12010ND
2012-02-08120208_07_004259ND
2012-02-08120208_08_004261ND
2012-12-19121219_08_L44304ND
2013-03-14130314_01_L45280ND
2013-03-14130314_03_L452802.00 ppb
2013-03-14130314_04_L45805ND
2013-04-09130409_05_L45580ND
2013-04-09130409_02_L45580ND
2013-04-09130409_06_L45580ND
2013-10-17131017_03_002074ND
2015-09-29L5834178-5ND
2015-12-28L597294_1ND
2016-03-30E16003647002ND
2016-03-30E16003647004ND
2016-08-05E17000499003ND
2016-08-05E17000499002ND
2016-12-21L6605660_1ND
2016-12-21L6605660_2ND
2016-12-21L6605660_3ND
2016-12-21L6605660_4ND
2016-12-24L6609497_1ND