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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

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
2014ND150ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
2017ND150ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. 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
2014-03-1924928401ND
2014-03-2124927501ND
2014-04-1425375901ND
2014-04-1725376201ND
2014-05-1225375301ND
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
2017-03-2035001401ND
2017-04-0535316101ND
2017-04-1735317601ND
2017-04-1735315801ND
2017-05-2435581901ND
2017-06-0935982401ND
2017-06-1435983101ND
2017-06-1435983501ND
2017-07-3135979301ND