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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

NJ American Water - Western

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

40

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
20130.250 ppb387ND - 1.70 ppb
20141.30 ppb221.30 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 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-05-0121871901ND
2013-05-0121873501ND
2013-05-0221872901ND
2013-05-0221872301ND
2013-05-06218743011.20 ppb
2013-05-0821872501ND
2013-05-0821873301ND
2013-05-09218777011.10 ppb
2013-05-0921873701ND
2013-05-1321872701ND
2013-05-1321873901ND
2013-05-1621872101ND
2013-06-0621875101ND
2013-06-1721874501ND
2013-06-1921871701ND
2013-06-2822941201ND
2013-07-01218749011.50 ppb
2013-07-2421874701ND
2013-08-19231634011.40 ppb
2013-08-19231604011.70 ppb
2013-08-2323491001ND
2013-08-2323490801ND
2013-08-2323490401ND
2013-08-3023490601ND
2013-09-0623490201ND
2013-10-1123875801ND
2013-11-04238766011.30 ppb
2013-11-0423876001ND
2013-11-0423874401ND
2013-11-05238796011.30 ppb
2013-11-0623874801ND
2013-11-0623876201ND
2013-11-0623875001ND
2013-11-0823875201ND
2013-11-0823875601ND
2013-11-0823876401ND
2013-11-1323873301ND
2013-11-1823875401ND
2014-02-05247275011.30 ppb
2014-02-06247294011.30 ppb