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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cobalt

Pittsfield Township

NOTE: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for cobalt. Sample information shown below was taken by Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority.

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

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
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt 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

NOTE: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for cobalt. Sample information shown below was taken by Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-113186451ND
2015-02-113186442ND
2015-05-143243366ND
2015-05-143243373ND
2015-08-133301077ND
2015-08-133301057ND
2015-11-053353732ND
2015-11-053353759ND