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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Wallington Water Department

NOTE: Wallington Water Department purchases water from Passaic Valley Water Commission which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Passaic Valley Water Commission.

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.538 ppb43ND - 0.780 ppb
20130.124 ppb84ND - 0.270 ppb
2014ND60ND
20150.283 ppb42ND - 0.570 ppb
20160.150 ppb41ND - 0.600 ppb
2017ND40ND

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

NOTE: Wallington Water Department purchases water from Passaic Valley Water Commission which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Passaic Valley Water Commission.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-09025161-0010.750 ppb
2012-04-02026365-0010.780 ppb
2012-07-09027040-0010.620 ppb
2012-10-01027761-001ND
2013-01-07028281-001ND
2013-04-02028795-001ND
2013-07-01029264-001ND
2013-07-17201307180813AM0.320 ppb
2013-07-17201307180604AM0.240 ppb
2013-10-01029830-001ND
2013-10-08201310090267AMND
2013-10-08201310090255AMND
2014-01-07030397-001ND
2014-04-07030809-001ND
2014-04-09201404100787AMND
2014-04-09201404100758AMND
2014-07-09031389-001ND
2014-10-06031928-001ND
2015-01-0515010606-010.560 ppb
2015-04-0615040709-01ND
2015-07-0615070705-01ND
2015-10-0515100602-010.570 ppb
2016-01-0416010506-010.600 ppb
2016-04-0416040502-01ND
2016-07-1216071303-01ND
2016-10-0316100311-01ND
2017-01-0317010402-01ND
2017-04-0317040402-01ND
2017-07-1117071205-01ND
2017-10-0217100302-01ND