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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

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Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

11

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.250 ppb660.130 ppb - 0.610 ppb
20150.241 ppb65ND - 0.560 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-12-1020445270010.150 ppb
2014-12-1020445270030.160 ppb
2014-12-1020445270060.280 ppb
2014-12-1020445270090.170 ppb
2014-12-1020445270120.610 ppb
2014-12-1020445270150.130 ppb
2015-06-092075906001ND
2015-06-0920759060030.130 ppb
2015-06-0920759060060.320 ppb
2015-06-0920759060090.350 ppb
2015-06-0920759060120.560 ppb
2015-06-0920759060150.0880 ppb