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Molybdenum

Carthage

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.

 

6

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
20131.98 ppb661.80 ppb - 2.16 ppb
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
2013-03-18AB941642.05 ppb
2013-03-18AB941661.80 ppb
2013-03-18AB941681.90 ppb
2013-09-23AC105111.99 ppb
2013-09-23AC105132.16 ppb
2013-09-23AC105151.97 ppb