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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

City of Lexington

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).

 

40

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

34

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.321 ppb4034ND - 0.600 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
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
2014-05-054E06007-240.355 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-160.184 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-220.331 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-200.573 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-180.337 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-070.296 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-010.343 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-100.176 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-040.364 ppb
2014-05-054E06007-130.543 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-25AND
2014-05-064E07020-50A0.449 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-40AND
2014-05-064E07020-34A0.297 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-38A0.178 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-36A0.301 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-10A0.179 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-31A0.292 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-13A0.465 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-48A0.481 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-04A0.296 ppb
2014-05-064E07020-01A0.388 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-380.407 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-280.325 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-360.324 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-32ND
2014-10-064J07088-420.600 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-400.594 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-340.531 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-440.464 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-13ND
2014-10-064J07088-100.313 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-070.331 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-160.172 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-250.506 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-19ND
2014-10-064J07088-010.492 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-040.349 ppb
2014-10-064J07088-22ND
2014-10-064J07088-300.588 ppb