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Mercury (inorganic)

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Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that also damages the kidneys and other internal organs. Mercury enters drinking water from industrial pollution, mining wastes and coal-fired power plants.

 

84

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND140ND
2011ND170ND
20120.0451 ppb122ND - 0.326 ppb
2013ND130ND
2014ND140ND
2015ND140ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1.2 ppb

The health guideline of 1.2 ppb for mercury (inorganic) 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 harm to internal organs.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 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)2 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
2010-06-181007255-003A-PRIND
2010-06-181007255-001A-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
2010-11-181011722-002-PRIND
2010-11-181011722-003-PRIND
2010-12-091012390-001-PRIND
2010-12-091012390-002-PRIND
2011-03-311103B40-002-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-010-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-011-PRIND
2011-05-181105754-009-PRIND
2011-05-201105864-002-PRIND
2011-05-201105864-004-PRIND
2011-05-201105864-006-PRIND
2011-06-011106028-001-PRIND
2011-06-171106841-002-PRIND
2011-06-171106841-001-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
2012-02-151202549-003-PRI0.215 ppb
2012-02-151202549-001-PRI0.326 ppb
2012-04-111204460-001-PRIND
2012-04-111204498-001-PRIND
2012-04-171204685-006-PRIND
2012-04-171204685-002-PRIND
2012-06-271206B54-001-PRIND
2012-12-171212822-001-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-004-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-001-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-003-PRIND
2012-12-181212921-002-PRIND
2013-02-041302060-001-PRIND
2013-02-061302202-002-PRIND
2013-02-061302202-001-PRIND
2013-03-041303050-001-PRIND
2013-03-121303495-002-PRIND
2013-03-121303503-002-PRIND
2013-03-121303495-001-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
2014-01-091401329-002-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-001-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-004-PRIND
2014-01-091401329-003-PRIND
2014-01-101401387-002-PRIND
2014-01-101401387-001-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-002-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-001-PRIND
2014-01-161401707-003-PRIND
2014-01-211401879-002-PRIND
2014-01-211401879-001-PRIND
2014-05-021405140-003-PRIND
2014-05-021405140-004-PRIND
2014-06-061406477-001-PRIND
2015-01-131501685-002-PRIND
2015-01-131501685-001-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