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Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

 

94

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND140ND
20110.409 ppb172ND - 3.61 ppb
20120.493 ppb122ND - 3.84 ppb
2013ND130ND
2014ND240ND
2015ND140ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.004 ppb

The health guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-04-141004608-002A-PRIND
2010-04-141004608-001A-PRIND
2010-06-181007255-001A-PRIND
2010-06-181007255-003A-PRIND
2010-06-181007255-002A-PRIND
2010-11-021011053-001-PRIND
2010-11-021011053-002-PRIND
2010-11-081011294-001-PRIND
2010-11-151011521-001-PRIND
2010-11-181011722-001-PRIND
2010-11-181011722-003-PRIND
2010-11-181011722-002-PRIND
2010-12-091012390-002-PRIND
2010-12-091012390-001-PRIND
2011-03-311103B40-002-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-011-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-009-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-010-PRIND
2011-05-201105864-004-PRI3.61 ppb
2011-05-201105864-006-PRI3.34 ppb
2011-05-201105864-002-PRIND
2011-06-011106028-001-PRIND
2011-06-171106841-001-PRIND
2011-06-171106841-002-PRIND
2011-07-111107309-001-PRIND
2011-07-191107774-001-PRIND
2011-09-081109263-001-PRIND
2011-10-141110498-002-PRIND
2011-12-051112132-001-PRIND
2011-12-131112492-001-PRIND
2011-12-191112732-001-PRIND
2012-02-151202549-001-PRIND
2012-02-151202549-003-PRIND
2012-04-111204498-001-PRIND
2012-04-111204460-001-PRIND
2012-04-171204685-006-PRI2.08 ppb
2012-04-171204685-002-PRI3.84 ppb
2012-06-271206B54-001-PRIND
2012-12-171212822-001-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-004-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-003-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-002-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-001-PRIND
2013-02-041302060-001-PRIND
2013-02-061302202-002-PRIND
2013-02-061302202-001-PRIND
2013-03-041303050-001-PRIND
2013-03-121303495-001-PRIND
2013-03-121303503-002-PRIND
2013-03-121303495-002-PRIND
2013-03-131303646-001-PRIND
2013-03-131303646-002-PRIND
2013-03-221303B27-001-PRIND
2013-03-271303C98-001-PRIND
2013-05-171305946-001-PRIND
2013-05-211305B21-001-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-004-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-002-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-003-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-001-PRIND
2014-01-101401387-002-PRIND
2014-01-101401387-001-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-003-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-001-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-002-PRIND
2014-01-211401879-002-PRIND
2014-01-211401879-001-PRIND
2014-05-021405134-005AND
2014-05-021405140-003-PRIND
2014-05-021405134-001AND
2014-05-021405134-008AND
2014-05-021405134-004AND
2014-05-021405134-009AND
2014-05-021405140-004-PRIND
2014-05-021405134-003AND
2014-05-021405134-007AND
2014-05-021405134-006AND
2014-05-021405134-002AND
2014-05-021405134-010AND
2014-06-061406477-001-PRIND
2015-01-131501685-001-PRIND
2015-01-131501685-002-PRIND
2015-01-141501749-002-PRIND
2015-01-141501749-001-PRIND
2015-01-151501858-001-PRIND
2015-01-151501858-002-PRIND
2015-01-231501E09-002-PRIND
2015-01-231501E09-003-PRIND
2015-01-231501E09-001-PRIND
2015-05-081505605-002-PRIND
2015-05-081505605-004-PRIND
2015-06-041506369-002-PRIND
2015-06-041506369-001-PRIND
2015-06-041506369-003-PRIND