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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

City of Kearney

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.800 ppb126ND - 3.20 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-192994440ND
2014-03-1929944072.40 ppb
2014-03-1929944130.200 ppb
2014-04-1530087833.20 ppb
2014-06-103041632ND
2014-06-1030416550.400 ppb
2014-09-1631050090.400 ppb
2014-09-1631050053.00 ppb
2014-09-163104996ND
2014-09-163104992ND
2014-12-093152702ND
2014-12-093152510ND