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Vanadium

City of Baltimore

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.

 

20

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
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0660 ppb205ND - 0.290 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
2015-02-022052650001ND
2015-02-022052649001ND
2015-02-022052646001ND
2015-02-022052650004ND
2015-02-022052649004ND
2015-04-232067277011ND
2015-04-232067277006ND
2015-04-232067277009ND
2015-04-232067277004ND
2015-04-302068175001ND
2015-07-2220850750090.240 ppb
2015-07-222085075004ND
2015-07-2220850750070.260 ppb
2015-07-2220850750010.290 ppb
2015-07-222085075012ND
2015-10-272104524004ND
2015-10-2721045290030.250 ppb
2015-10-2721045290010.280 ppb
2015-10-272104524001ND
2015-10-272104527001ND