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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrite

City of Steubenville

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.

 

72

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND120ND
20150.01000 ppm121ND - 0.120 ppm
2016ND120ND
2017ND120ND

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
2012-01-109300086184ND
2012-02-149300086919ND
2012-03-139300099069ND
2012-04-109300108639ND
2012-05-089300119239ND
2012-06-129300116326ND
2012-07-099300005449ND
2012-08-149300011217ND
2012-09-119300023717ND
2012-10-099300024540ND
2012-11-139300038496ND
2012-12-119300048527ND
2013-01-089300048530ND
2013-02-129300060275ND
2013-03-129300071895ND
2013-04-099300076822ND
2013-05-149300085183ND
2013-06-119300112099ND
2013-07-099300085379ND
2013-08-13A130115685ND
2013-09-10A130115690ND
2013-10-08A130115696ND
2013-11-12A130115701ND
2013-12-10A130104346ND
2014-01-14A140115707ND
2014-02-11A140119502ND
2014-03-11A140133637ND
2014-04-08A140136478ND
2014-05-13A140141595ND
2014-06-10A140147735ND
2014-07-08A140147739ND
2014-08-12A140165433ND
2014-09-09A140170221ND
2014-10-14A140176552ND
2014-11-11A140201622ND
2014-12-09A140201626ND
2015-01-13A1502134540.120 ppm
2015-02-10A150230619ND
2015-03-10A150240514ND
2015-04-14A150255172ND
2015-05-12A150262976ND
2015-06-09A150265220ND
2015-07-14A150278182ND
2015-08-11A150282265ND
2015-09-08A150288256ND
2015-10-13A150299455ND
2015-11-10A150299459ND
2015-12-08A150309284ND
2016-01-12A160334569ND
2016-02-09A160124523ND
2016-03-08A160327950ND
2016-04-12A160342996ND
2016-05-10A160350194ND
2016-06-14A160361019ND
2016-07-12A160403931ND
2016-08-09A160402920ND
2016-09-06A160402923ND
2016-10-11A160402929ND
2016-11-08A160402933ND
2016-12-13A160403929ND
2017-01-10A170403939ND
2017-02-14A170412893ND
2017-03-14A170412888ND
2017-04-11A170412892ND
2017-05-09A170424220ND
2017-06-13A170424804ND
2017-07-11A170430795ND
2017-08-08A170435166ND
2017-09-12A170453018ND
2017-10-10A170460839ND
2017-11-14A170462795ND
2017-12-12A170476510ND