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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cyanide

Belton

NOTE: Belton purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for cyanide. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

Cyanide is a toxic chemical that causes central nervous system and thyroid toxicity. Water contamination is generally the result of metal mining and chemical industry waste, runoff from agriculture and road salts used for melting ice.

 

69

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
20132.17 ppb122ND - 13.0 ppb
2014ND120ND
20151.000 ppb101ND - 10.00 ppb
2016ND120ND
201711.0 ppb115ND - 30.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 150 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 150 ppb for cyanide 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 ppb

The legal limit for cyanide, established in 1992, was based on a 1955 toxicity study conducted in laboratory animals. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Belton purchases water from Kansas City which is required to test for cyanide. Sample information shown below was taken by Kansas City.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-06C04331AND
2012-02-02C07749AND
2012-03-02C11540AND
2012-04-07C16090AND
2012-05-11C20488AND
2012-06-11C24579AND
2012-07-18C29495AND
2012-08-02C31659AND
2012-09-12C37483AND
2012-10-07C40510AND
2012-11-08C44787AND
2012-12-13C49586AND
2013-01-09C53241ND
2013-02-20C58728ND
2013-03-22C62533ND
2013-04-19C6603713.0 ppb
2013-05-13C69052ND
2013-06-11C72889ND
2013-07-31C79860ND
2013-08-14C81274ND
2013-09-18C85745ND
2013-10-09C8852213.0 ppb
2013-11-21C95991ND
2013-12-12C96646ND
2014-01-11D01059ND
2014-02-12D04939ND
2014-03-07D07892ND
2014-04-10D12214ND
2014-05-08D15863ND
2014-06-04D19509ND
2014-07-02D23008ND
2014-08-22D29468ND
2014-09-05D31306ND
2014-10-10D35682ND
2014-11-07D39258ND
2014-12-03D42509ND
2015-01-30D49786ND
2015-02-27D53486ND
2015-03-03D53934ND
2015-04-11D59075ND
2015-05-09D62660ND
2015-07-11D70655ND
2015-08-08D74353ND
2015-09-19D80023ND
2015-11-21D88527ND
2015-12-09D9066410.00 ppb
2016-01-16D95517ND
2016-02-12D98879ND
2016-03-12E02682ND
2016-04-09E06276ND
2016-05-28E12642ND
2016-06-17E15265ND
2016-07-09E18167ND
2016-08-20E23760ND
2016-09-17E27491ND
2016-10-08E30350ND
2016-11-03E33608ND
2016-12-02E37195ND
2017-02-03E45467ND
2017-03-10E49870ND
2017-04-21E55403ND
2017-05-05E57166ND
2017-06-24E63666ND
2017-07-09E65593ND
2017-08-05E6917227.0 ppb
2017-09-02E7287324.0 ppb
2017-10-07E7763930.0 ppb
2017-11-04E8117628.0 ppb
2017-12-02E8464312.0 ppb