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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Arsenic

City of Gulfport

Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

 

37

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
20140.0727 ppb111ND - 0.800 ppb
2015ND170ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.004 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppb

The legal limit for arsenic, established in 2001, was based on costs for arsenic removal, as calculated at the time that the standard was set. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to arsenic exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-04120405-019INND
2012-11-26121127-004INND
2012-11-26121127-003INND
2012-11-26121127-002INND
2014-04-09140410-006INND
2014-04-09140410-007INND
2014-04-09140410-008INND
2014-04-09140410-009INND
2014-04-09140410-010INND
2014-04-09140410-018INND
2014-04-09140410-019INND
2014-04-09140410-020INND
2014-04-09140410-021IN0.800 ppb
2014-04-09140410-022INND
2014-04-09140410-023INND
2015-03-04150305-025INND
2015-03-04150305-020INND
2015-03-04150305-019INND
2015-03-04150305-018INND
2015-03-04150305-017INND
2015-03-04150305-001INND
2015-03-04150305-002INND
2015-03-04150305-003INND
2015-03-04150305-004INND
2015-03-04150305-005INND
2015-03-04150305-006INND
2015-03-04150305-007INND
2015-03-04150305-016INND
2015-03-04150305-015INND
2015-03-04150305-010INND
2015-03-04150305-009INND
2015-03-04150305-008INND
2017-05-10170511-004INND
2017-05-10170511-003INND
2017-05-10170511-002INND
2017-05-10170511-001INND
2017-05-22170523-004INND