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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Nitrite

Pleasant City, Village of

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

23

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.428 ppm43ND - 0.680 ppm
20150.313 ppm43ND - 0.640 ppm
20160.603 ppm440.360 ppm - 0.890 ppm
20170.678 ppm440.520 ppm - 0.790 ppm
20180.375 ppm43ND - 0.590 ppm
20190.240 ppm31ND - 0.720 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-11A1401729020.680 ppm
2014-04-29A1401970050.380 ppm
2014-08-26A1402123920.650 ppm
2014-12-02A140257812ND
2015-03-10A150270334ND
2015-05-26A1502888390.440 ppm
2015-08-11A1503186050.640 ppm
2015-11-24A1502406620.170 ppm
2016-02-23A1600663250.360 ppm
2016-05-24A1603828880.800 ppm
2016-09-06A1604239800.890 ppm
2016-12-13A1604555530.360 ppm
2017-02-21A1704555550.690 ppm
2017-04-18A1704867720.710 ppm
2017-08-29A1705217730.790 ppm
2017-11-28A1704925340.520 ppm
2018-01-30A1805648980.320 ppm
2018-06-05A1800414120.590 ppm
2018-08-21A1806149290.590 ppm
2018-11-278K03051-01ND
2019-02-199B02250-01ND
2019-04-309E00027-01ND
2019-07-309G04821-010.720 ppm