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Beryllium

Del-Co Water Company Inc.

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND40ND
2011ND40ND
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1 ppb

The health guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 the stomach and intestines.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 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)4 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
2010-02-0810183701ND
2010-02-0810183801ND
2010-02-0810183901ND
2010-06-07104726-01ND
2011-01-1711-10359-01AND
2011-01-1711-10358-01ND
2011-01-1711-10357-01ND
2011-06-1511-14240-01AND
2012-01-0912-10325-01ND
2012-01-0912-10322-01AND
2012-01-0912-10323-01AND
2012-06-0512-16249-03ND
2013-01-0813-10284-01ND
2013-01-0813-10283-01AND
2013-01-0813-10282-01AND
2013-06-1013-17185-01AND
2014-01-0714-10164-03AND
2014-01-0714-10161-03AND
2014-01-0714-10165-01AND
2014-05-0714-15406-01AND
2014-06-3014-18397-01AND
2015-01-0515-10020-01ND
2015-01-0515-10022-01AND
2015-01-0515-10021-01AND
2015-06-0815-17517-01AND