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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Buckeye Water District - Ohio River

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

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
2013N/A00N/A
20140.240 ppb220.220 ppb - 0.260 ppb
2015ND60ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-10-08201410100177AM0.220 ppb
2014-10-08201410100179AM0.260 ppb
2015-01-07201501100002AMND
2015-01-07201501120006AMND
2015-04-22201505010069AMND
2015-04-22201505010067AMND
2015-07-08201507140451AMND
2015-07-08201507140453AMND