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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Bladen County Water Dist-West Bladen

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-01-048527-010412-L06IND
2012-04-048527-040412-E08IND
2013-03-068527-030613-L06IND
2013-07-038527-070313-E09IND
2013-12-048527-120413-E11IND
2014-01-028527-010214-E08IND
2014-04-028527-040214-E04IND
2014-04-028527-040214-E05IND
2015-01-07ND
2015-04-01ND
2016-03-028527-030216-L06IND
2016-07-058527-070516-E09IND
2016-12-068527-120616-E11IND
2017-01-048527-010417-E08IND
2017-04-058527-040517-E04IND
2017-04-058527-040517-E05IND