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Aluminum

Cole County PWSD 1

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

11

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
2012ND50ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 600 ppb

The health guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-16AB65967ND
2012-02-16AB65968ND
2012-02-16AB65970ND
2012-02-16AB65971ND
2012-02-16AB65972ND
2015-02-18AC42234ND
2015-02-18AC42233ND
2015-02-18AC42236ND
2015-02-18AC42235ND
2015-02-18AC42238ND
2015-02-18AC42237ND