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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Thallium

Springfield

Thalium is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from metal smelting and coal burning. Exposure to too much thalium can cause hair loss, liver damage, reduced sperm motility and nervous system impairment.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for thallium 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for thallium, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-28AB67584ND
2012-03-28AB67585ND
2013-03-29AB93496ND
2013-03-29AB93497ND
2014-03-24AC20080ND
2014-03-25AC20081ND
2015-03-26AC43843ND
2015-03-26AC43844ND
2016-03-30AC67857ND
2016-03-30AC67858ND
2017-03-27AC92331ND
2017-05-17AC97979ND