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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Silver

Troy

Silver occurs naturally in surface and groundwater and can be added to water as a biocide that inhibits growth of bacteria and algae. Increasingly, the use of antimicrobial nano-sized silver particles in consumer products contributes to silver in water sources used for drinking water.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-19AC33583ND
2014-08-19AC33584ND
2014-08-19AC33585ND
2014-08-19AC33586ND
2017-08-25AD03750ND
2017-08-25AD03753ND
2017-08-25AD03751ND
2017-08-25AD03752ND