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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Macon County PWSD 1

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.834 ppb169ND - 2.06 ppb
20141.08 ppb43ND - 2.28 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-27AB946801.84 ppb
2013-03-27AB946821.25 ppb
2013-03-27AB94684ND
2013-03-27AB946861.19 ppb
2013-05-28AB97374ND
2013-05-28AB973721.09 ppb
2013-05-28AB97370ND
2013-05-28AB973681.54 ppb
2013-08-28AC08966ND
2013-08-28AC08964ND
2013-08-28AC08962ND
2013-08-28AC089601.44 ppb
2013-11-25AC149612.06 ppb
2013-11-25AC149631.37 ppb
2013-11-25AC149671.56 ppb
2013-12-30AC16507ND
2014-02-19AC191272.28 ppb
2014-02-19AC191291.01 ppb
2014-02-19AC19131ND
2014-02-19AC191331.02 ppb