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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Sault Ste Marie

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.409 ppb220.359 ppb - 0.459 ppb
20150.336 ppb660.256 ppb - 0.415 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 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium 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
2014-10-28828375-128650.459 ppb
2014-10-28828377-128650.359 ppb
2015-01-13838893-132300.345 ppb
2015-01-13838895-132300.299 ppb
2015-04-23856374-140080.256 ppb
2015-04-23856372-140080.415 ppb
2015-07-21872371-145790.331 ppb
2015-07-21872373-145790.372 ppb