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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Ridgeland

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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-07-09120710-020INND
2012-07-09120710-019INND
2012-07-09120710-018INND
2012-07-09120710-017INND
2012-07-09120710-016INND
2013-04-30130501-001INND
2014-03-31140401-013INND
2015-11-23151124-023INND
2015-11-23151124-022INND
2015-11-23151124-021INND
2015-11-23151124-020INND
2015-11-23151124-019INND
2016-02-29160301-043INND