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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Syracuse City

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).

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

12

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0603 ppb660.0320 ppb - 0.110 ppb
20140.0530 ppb660.0300 ppb - 0.0920 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
2013-07-17201307190530AM0.0480 ppb
2013-07-17201307190536AM0.110 ppb
2013-07-31201308020096AM0.0430 ppb
2013-10-22201310240414AM0.0890 ppb
2013-10-22201310240503AM0.0320 ppb
2013-10-22201310240408AM0.0400 ppb
2014-01-15201401170433AM0.0360 ppb
2014-01-15201401170401AM0.0780 ppb
2014-01-15201401170469AM0.0300 ppb
2014-04-14201404160829AM0.0380 ppb
2014-04-14201404170310AM0.0920 ppb
2014-04-14201404160585AM0.0440 ppb