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Cobalt

Plainfield Township

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
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 70 ppb

The 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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-062839050ND
2013-06-062838489ND
2013-09-162897553ND
2013-09-162897545ND
2013-12-172947856ND
2013-12-172947844ND
2014-03-172992713ND
2014-03-172992730ND