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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cobalt

Wallington Water Department

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

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND80ND
2014ND40ND
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 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-17201307180813AMND
2013-07-17201307180604AMND
2013-10-08201310090255AMND
2013-10-08201310090267AMND
2014-01-07201401080373AMND
2014-01-07201401080432AMND
2014-04-09201404100787AMND
2014-04-09201404100758AMND