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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

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).

 

26

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.0315 ppb268ND - 0.260 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
2014-01-1424543801ND
2014-01-1424539901ND
2014-01-1424540001ND
2014-01-1424539801ND
2014-01-1524540401ND
2014-01-1524540201ND
2014-01-1524543901ND
2014-01-15245405010.0900 ppb
2014-01-1524540101ND
2014-01-29245403010.1000 ppb
2014-07-01261716010.0400 ppb
2014-07-01261771010.0400 ppb
2014-07-01261718010.0600 ppb
2014-07-0726171301ND
2014-07-0726171201ND
2014-07-0826176901ND
2014-07-0826171901ND
2014-07-0826177001ND
2014-07-0926170601ND
2014-07-09261768010.0400 ppb
2014-07-0926171401ND
2014-07-1526172101ND
2014-07-1526170701ND
2014-07-16261720010.260 ppb
2014-07-1626171501ND
2014-08-05261708010.190 ppb