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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

NJ American Water - Western

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).

 

40

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

18

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.230 ppb3816ND - 1.28 ppb
20141.08 ppb220.990 ppb - 1.17 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
2013-05-0121873501ND
2013-05-0121871901ND
2013-05-0221872301ND
2013-05-0221872901ND
2013-05-06218743011.07 ppb
2013-05-0821873301ND
2013-05-0821872501ND
2013-05-09218777011.23 ppb
2013-05-0921873701ND
2013-05-13218727010.590 ppb
2013-05-13218739010.340 ppb
2013-05-16218721010.0300 ppb
2013-06-0621875101ND
2013-06-1721874501ND
2013-06-1921871701ND
2013-06-28229412010.0700 ppb
2013-07-01218749010.250 ppb
2013-07-24218747010.150 ppb
2013-08-19231604010.650 ppb
2013-08-19231634010.910 ppb
2013-08-2323491001ND
2013-08-2323490401ND
2013-08-2323490801ND
2013-08-3023490601ND
2013-09-0623490201ND
2013-10-1123875801ND
2013-11-0423874401ND
2013-11-04238766011.22 ppb
2013-11-0423876001ND
2013-11-05238796011.28 ppb
2013-11-0623875001ND
2013-11-0623874801ND
2013-11-0623876201ND
2013-11-08238752010.270 ppb
2013-11-08238764010.600 ppb
2013-11-0823875601ND
2013-11-13238733010.0400 ppb
2013-11-18238754010.0500 ppb
2014-02-05247275011.17 ppb
2014-02-06247294010.990 ppb