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Nitrite

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

82

Samples

1

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.0561 ppm191ND - 1.07 ppm
2013ND170ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND160ND
2016ND150ND
2017ND150ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-2437729_12-01990ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12024ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12021ND
2012-05-0937729_12-120201.07 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-12019ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12018ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12022ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12026ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12025ND
2012-05-0937729_12-12023ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12764ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12766ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12771ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12770ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12769ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12768ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12767ND
2012-08-3037729_12-24131ND
2012-11-1937729_12-32869ND
2013-03-1937729_13-07720ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13219ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13220ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13221ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13222ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13223ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13224ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13227ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13218ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13552ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13556ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13555ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13554ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13553ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13548ND
2013-05-1637729_13-13551ND
2013-06-3037729_13-18553ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05051ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05052ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05053ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05054ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05055ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05056ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05050ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05049ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05048ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05035ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05043ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05044ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05045ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05047ND
2016-06-0837729_16-18162ND
2017-01-1137729_17-01106ND
2017-01-1137729_17-01104ND
2017-01-1137729_17-01108ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02069ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02062ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02067ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02077ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02076ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02075ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02074ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02073ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02072ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02071ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02068ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02070ND