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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Charlotte Water

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.

 

104

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND100ND
2013ND140ND
2014ND200ND
2015ND200ND
2016ND200ND
2017ND200ND

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
2012-02-09AE17669-IOCND
2012-02-09AE17670-IOCND
2012-02-09AE17671-IOCND
2012-02-09AE17672-IOCND
2012-02-09AE17673-IOCND
2012-08-07AE36181-IOCND
2012-08-07AE36182-IOCND
2012-08-07AE36183-IOCND
2012-08-07AE36184-IOCND
2012-08-07AE36185-IOCND
2013-02-14AE55318-IOCND
2013-02-14AE55319-IOCND
2013-02-14AE55322-IOCND
2013-05-14AE64330-IOCND
2013-05-14AE64331-IOCND
2013-05-14AE64334-IOCND
2013-08-19AE73824-IOCND
2013-08-19AE73825-IOCND
2013-08-19AE73826-IOCND
2013-11-13AE82850-IOCND
2013-11-13AE82851-IOCND
2013-11-13AE82854-IOCND
2013-11-13AE82852-IOCND
2013-11-13AE82853ND
2014-02-19AE92460-IOCND
2014-02-19AE92461-IOCND
2014-02-19AE92462-IOCND
2014-02-19AE92463-IOCND
2014-02-19AE92464-IOCND
2014-05-13AF01538-IOCND
2014-05-13AF01539-IOCND
2014-05-13AF01535-IOCND
2014-05-13AF01536-IOCND
2014-05-13AF01537-IOCND
2014-08-07AF10203-IOCND
2014-08-07AF10204-IOCND
2014-08-07AF10207-IOCND
2014-08-07AF10205-IOCND
2014-08-07AF10206-IOCND
2014-12-03AF22248-IOCND
2014-12-03AF22249-IOCND
2014-12-03AF22245-IOCND
2014-12-03AF22250-IOCND
2014-12-03A22251-IOCND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-24ND
2015-06-24ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2016-02-03AF65972_IOCND
2016-02-03AF65968_IOCND
2016-02-03AF65971_IOCND
2016-02-03AF65969_IOCND
2016-02-03AF65970_IOCND
2016-05-04AF76708_IOCND
2016-05-04AF76704_IOCND
2016-05-04AF76709_IOCND
2016-05-04AF76703_IOCND
2016-05-04AF76707_IOCND
2016-08-03AF87876_IOCND
2016-08-03AF87872_IOCND
2016-08-03AF87874_IOCND
2016-08-03AF87877_IOCND
2016-08-03AF87888_IOCND
2016-11-02AF98939_IOCND
2016-11-02AF98937_IOCND
2016-11-02AF98938_IOCND
2016-11-02AF98936_IOCND
2016-11-02AF98935_IOCND
2017-02-01AG08742_IOCND
2017-02-01AG08738_IOCND
2017-02-01AG08739_IOCND
2017-02-01AG08740_IOCND
2017-02-01AG08741_IOCND
2017-05-04AG19796_IOCND
2017-05-04AG19792_IOCND
2017-05-04AG19793_IOCND
2017-05-08AG20107_IOCND
2017-05-08AG20108_IOCND
2017-08-01AG30318_IOCND
2017-08-01AG30321_IOCND
2017-08-01AG30317_IOCND
2017-08-01AG30319_IOCND
2017-08-01AG30320_IOCND
2017-11-01AG41977_IOCND
2017-11-01AG41980_IOCND
2017-11-01AG41978_IOCND
2017-11-01AG41979_IOCND
2017-11-01AG41981_IOCND