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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Bladen County Water Dist-West Bladen

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.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND70ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND60ND

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
2012-01-048527-010412-E08NND
2012-03-078527-030712-L06NND
2012-07-028527-070212-E09NND
2012-11-078527-110712-E04NND
2012-11-078527-110712-E05NND
2013-01-028527-010213-E08NND
2013-03-068527-030613-L06NND
2013-07-038527-070313-E09NND
2013-11-068527-110613-E05NND
2013-11-068527-110613-E04NND
2013-12-048527-120413-E11NND
2014-01-028527-010214-E08NND
2014-03-058527-030514-L06NND
2014-07-028527-070214-E09NND
2014-11-058527-110514-E05NND
2014-11-058527-110514-E04NND
2014-11-268527-112614-E11NND
2014-12-038527-120314-E11NND
2015-01-07ND
2015-03-03ND
2015-03-03ND
2015-03-03ND
2015-03-03ND
2015-03-03ND
2016-03-098527-030916-L06NND
2016-03-098527-030916-E11NND
2016-03-098527-030916-E09NND
2016-03-098527-030916-E08NND
2016-03-098527-030916-E05NND
2016-03-098527-030916-E04NND
2017-03-018527-030117-E04NND
2017-03-018527-030117-E05NND
2017-03-018527-030117-E08NND
2017-03-018527-030117-E09NND
2017-03-018527-030117-E11NND
2017-03-018527-030117-L06NND