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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Syracuse City

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.321 ppb74ND - 1.20 ppb
20140.386 ppb71ND - 2.70 ppb
20151.60 ppb111.60 ppb
2016ND10ND
20171.90 ppb111.90 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-082012 PRI IOC SYRND
2013-05-142013 PRI IOC SYR1.20 ppb
2013-07-17201307190530AM0.390 ppb
2013-07-17201307190536AM0.360 ppb
2013-07-17201307190578AM0.300 ppb
2013-10-22201310240408AMND
2013-10-22201310240503AMND
2013-10-22201310240414AMND
2014-01-15201401170469AMND
2014-01-15201401170433AMND
2014-01-15201401170401AMND
2014-04-14201404160585AMND
2014-04-14201404170347AMND
2014-04-14201404160829AMND
2014-05-132Q2014 PRI IOC S2.70 ppb
2015-05-132015 PRI IOC SYR1.60 ppb
2016-05-102016 PRI IOC SYRND
2017-05-102Q2017 PRI IOC S1.90 ppb