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Molybdenum

Cole 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.

 

14

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
2013ND70ND
2014ND70ND
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
2013-06-04AB97376ND
2013-06-04AB97388ND
2013-06-04AB97386ND
2013-06-04AB97384ND
2013-06-04AB97382ND
2013-06-04AB97380ND
2013-06-04AB97378ND
2014-02-25AC14979ND
2014-02-25AC14977ND
2014-02-25AC14975ND
2014-02-25AC14973ND
2014-02-25AC14971ND
2014-02-25AC14969ND
2014-02-25AC14981ND