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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Bladen County Water Dist-West Bladen

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0108 ppb245ND - 0.0700 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-173208244ND
2015-03-173208463ND
2015-03-173208435ND
2015-03-1732083530.0500 ppb
2015-03-173208526ND
2015-03-173208450ND
2015-03-173208458ND
2015-03-173208431ND
2015-03-173208264ND
2015-03-173208531ND
2015-03-173208323ND
2015-03-1732083760.0600 ppb
2015-09-153322206ND
2015-09-153322912ND
2015-09-153322957ND
2015-09-1533228850.0500 ppb
2015-09-153322929ND
2015-09-153322920ND
2015-09-1533228760.0300 ppb
2015-09-153322214ND
2015-09-1533229030.0700 ppb
2015-09-153322924ND
2015-09-153322952ND
2015-09-153322857ND