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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Guernsey County Water Department

NOTE: Guernsey County Water Department purchases water from City of Cambridge which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by City of Cambridge.

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).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

6

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.0296 ppb86ND - 0.0480 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

NOTE: Guernsey County Water Department purchases water from City of Cambridge which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by City of Cambridge.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-11M14-11746-01ND
2014-02-11M14-11746-030.0380 ppb
2014-05-06M14-15501-01ND
2014-05-06M14-15501-030.0410 ppb
2014-08-05M14-20567-010.0320 ppb
2014-08-05M14-20567-030.0440 ppb
2014-11-04M14-25378-010.0480 ppb
2014-11-04M14-25378-030.0340 ppb