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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Redford Township

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
20140.125 ppb220.107 ppb - 0.143 ppb
20150.115 ppb660.1000 ppb - 0.134 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/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
2014-12-1520451600030.107 ppb
2014-12-1520451600010.143 ppb
2015-03-1620596480010.134 ppb
2015-03-1620596480030.101 ppb
2015-06-1520769770010.123 ppb
2015-06-1520769770030.102 ppb
2015-09-1620966210010.129 ppb
2015-09-1620966210030.1000 ppb