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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Ferndale

Strontium is a metal that accumulates in the bones. Radioactive strontium-90 can cause bone cancer and leukemia, and any form of strontium at high doses can harm bone health.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
20150.101 ppb880.0934 ppb - 0.113 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,500 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,500 ppb for strontium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against harm to bones.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-09283079010.0934 ppb
2015-02-09283078010.0965 ppb
2015-05-12289177010.0980 ppb
2015-05-12289178010.0971 ppb
2015-08-10298392010.113 ppb
2015-08-10298393010.111 ppb
2015-11-11305638010.0996 ppb
2015-11-11305637010.0977 ppb