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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Barium

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

32

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
201420.0 ppb152ND - 200.0 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
201720.0 ppb152ND - 200.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-2517998701ND
2014-01-1424542101ND
2014-01-1424543601ND
2014-01-1424542501ND
2014-01-1424543101ND
2014-03-1124927801ND
2014-03-1924928401200.0 ppb
2014-03-2124927501ND
2014-04-1425375901ND
2014-04-1725376201ND
2014-05-1225375301100.0 ppb
2014-05-1925489901ND
2014-06-2325375501ND
2014-06-2525759401ND
2014-06-3025757401ND
2014-10-0327212701ND
2016-07-1232520701ND
2017-01-1634426801ND
2017-01-1634425801ND
2017-01-1634426401ND
2017-01-1634425401ND
2017-03-0335000601ND
2017-03-0735001001ND
2017-03-2035001401200.0 ppb
2017-04-0535316101ND
2017-04-1735317601ND
2017-04-1735315801100.0 ppb
2017-05-2435581901ND
2017-06-0935982401ND
2017-06-1435983101ND
2017-06-1435983501ND
2017-07-3135979301ND