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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

City of Cleveland

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-18120119-050NIND
2012-01-18120119-048NIND
2012-01-18120119-046NIND
2012-01-18120119-040NIND
2013-01-16130117-044NIND
2013-01-16130117-027NIND
2013-01-16130117-008NIND
2013-01-16130117-005NIND
2014-01-22140123-035NIND
2014-01-22140123-034NIND
2014-01-22140123-033NIND
2014-01-29140130-024NIND
2015-02-04150205-081NIND
2015-02-04150205-075NIND
2015-02-04150205-074NIND
2015-02-04150205-073NIND
2016-03-29160330-062NIND
2016-03-29160330-058NIND
2016-03-29160330-056NIND
2016-03-29160330-052NIND
2017-01-18170119-032NIND
2017-01-18170119-035NIND
2017-01-18170119-034NIND
2017-01-18170119-033NIND