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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Bucyrus 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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
20140.147 ppb73ND - 0.410 ppb
20150.203 ppb32ND - 0.310 ppb
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-02-0712-11333-03AND
2013-03-0713-12752-03ND
2014-03-1114-12822-01AND
2014-04-08201404100368AMND
2014-04-08201404100370AMND
2014-07-08201407090667AM0.260 ppb
2014-07-08201407090665AMND
2014-10-08201410100157AM0.410 ppb
2014-10-08201410100159AM0.360 ppb
2015-01-14201501170040AM0.310 ppb
2015-01-14201501170038AM0.300 ppb
2015-03-1115-12875-03AND
2016-03-0216-12915-03ND
2017-03-0917-14175-05ND