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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Springfield

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND180ND
20140.438 ppb62ND - 1.45 ppb
2015ND20ND
20163.48 ppb223.22 ppb - 3.73 ppb
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-28AB67585ND
2012-03-28AB67584ND
2013-03-18AB94200ND
2013-03-18AB94202ND
2013-03-18AB94204ND
2013-03-18AB94206ND
2013-03-29AB93496ND
2013-03-29AB93497ND
2013-06-16AC02195ND
2013-06-16AC02201ND
2013-06-16AC02199ND
2013-06-16AC02197ND
2013-09-30AC10549ND
2013-09-30AC10551ND
2013-09-30AC10553ND
2013-09-30AC10547ND
2013-12-16AC16318ND
2013-12-16AC16324ND
2013-12-16AC16322ND
2013-12-16AC16320ND
2014-03-24AC200801.18 ppb
2014-03-24AC20621ND
2014-03-25AC200811.45 ppb
2014-03-25AC20615ND
2014-03-25AC20617ND
2014-03-25AC20619ND
2015-03-26AC43843ND
2015-03-26AC43844ND
2016-03-30AC678573.73 ppb
2016-03-30AC678583.22 ppb
2017-03-27AC92331ND
2017-05-17AC97979ND