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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Mercury (inorganic)

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that also damages the kidneys and other internal organs. Mercury enters drinking water from industrial pollution, mining wastes and coal-fired power plants.

 

42

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND170ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND220ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1.2 ppb for mercury (inorganic) 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for inorganic mercury, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-2437729_12-01989ND
2012-08-3037729_12-24130ND
2012-11-1937729_12-32870ND
2013-03-1237729_13-07131ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07130ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07129ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07128ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07127ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07126ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07125ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07124ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07118ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07119ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07120ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07121ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07122ND
2013-03-1337729_13-07123ND
2013-03-1937729_13-07723ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13225ND
2013-06-3037729_13-18555ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11551ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11550ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11549ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11548ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11547ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11546ND
2016-04-1337729_16-11545ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13925ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13926ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13927ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13928ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13929ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13930ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13924ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13923ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13922ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13921ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13920ND
2016-05-0237729_16-13919ND
2016-05-0437729_16-13918ND
2016-05-0437729_16-13915ND
2016-11-1537729_16-40026ND