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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Pittsfield Township

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

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

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 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Pittsfield Township purchases water from Ypsilanti Community Utility Authority which is required to test for molybdenum. 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