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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Poplar Bluff

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20130.0811 ppb880.0500 ppb - 0.130 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-141305092-100.0500 ppb
2013-03-141305092-090.0500 ppb
2013-06-263598486003AM0.120 ppb
2013-06-263598486001AM0.0550 ppb
2013-09-1035107982001AM0.0540 ppb
2013-09-1035107982003AM0.130 ppb
2013-12-1135119325001AM0.0800 ppb
2013-12-3035121148001AM0.110 ppb