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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Trenton

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in 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
20130.350 ppb440.270 ppb - 0.450 ppb
20140.290 ppb440.230 ppb - 0.340 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-2010437540030.450 ppb
2013-08-2010437540010.390 ppb
2013-11-2110600660030.290 ppb
2013-11-2110600660010.270 ppb
2014-02-2510733290010.320 ppb
2014-02-2510733290030.340 ppb
2014-06-1920136500030.270 ppb
2014-06-1920136500010.230 ppb