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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Gulfport

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

37

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND110ND
2015ND170ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

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
2014-04-09140410-021INND
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