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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Wallington Water Department

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

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).

 

8

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
20130.0716 ppb880.0500 ppb - 0.1000 ppb
20140.0648 ppb440.0400 ppb - 0.0930 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

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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-17201307180813AM0.0470 ppb
2013-07-17201307180604AM0.0470 ppb
2013-10-08201310090255AM0.0780 ppb
2013-10-08201310090267AM0.120 ppb
2014-01-07201401080373AM0.0400 ppb
2014-01-07201401080432AM0.0930 ppb
2014-04-09201404100787AM0.0660 ppb
2014-04-09201404100758AM0.0600 ppb