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Molybdenum

Boone County PWSD 9

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND100ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 40 ppb

The health guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a lifetime health-based limit for effects other than cancer. This health guideline protects against an increased risk of gout.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-13AB94090ND
2013-03-13AB94094ND
2013-03-13AB94096ND
2013-04-09AB96058ND
2013-04-09AB96060ND
2013-10-07AC10443ND
2013-10-07AC10441ND
2013-10-07AC10439ND
2013-10-07AC10437ND
2013-10-07AC10445ND