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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Aqua Ohio - Struthers

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

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
2015ND120ND
2016ND120ND
2017ND120ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-10AD35446ND
2012-02-13AD39076ND
2012-03-13AD42194ND
2012-04-10AD45242ND
2012-05-16AD49588ND
2012-06-06AD51498ND
2012-07-19AD56939ND
2012-08-06AD59140ND
2012-09-27AD66459ND
2012-10-02AD66981ND
2012-11-05AD71270ND
2012-12-12AD75499ND
2013-01-02AD76833ND
2013-02-12AD80679ND
2013-03-04AD82772ND
2013-04-01AD85683ND
2013-05-01AD89320ND
2013-06-03AD93072ND
2013-07-02AD97014ND
2013-08-07AE01811ND
2013-09-04AE05858ND
2013-10-15AE11779ND
2013-11-20AE16119ND
2013-12-09AE17775ND
2014-01-14AE21110ND
2014-02-04AE23085ND
2014-03-07AE26028ND
2014-04-08AE29286ND
2014-05-07AE32439ND
2014-06-05AE35740ND
2014-07-08AE39780ND
2014-08-06AE43706ND
2014-09-08AE47771ND
2014-10-07AE52329ND
2014-11-05AE55937ND
2014-12-03AE59227ND
2015-01-05AE61743ND
2015-02-03AE64881ND
2015-03-03AE67759ND
2015-04-06AE71482ND
2015-05-06AE74785ND
2015-06-03AE78199ND
2015-07-06AE82412ND
2015-08-05AE86671ND
2015-09-02AE90502ND
2015-10-05AE94630ND
2015-11-03AE98182ND
2015-12-07AF02265ND
2016-01-04AF04190ND
2016-02-02AF06907ND
2016-03-01AF09302ND
2016-04-04AF12102ND
2016-05-04AF15281ND
2016-06-02AF17973ND
2016-07-05AF20930ND
2016-08-08AF25271ND
2016-09-07AF29046ND
2016-10-03AF31549ND
2016-11-03AF35177ND
2016-12-06AF37675ND
2017-01-03AF39747ND
2017-02-06AF42779ND
2017-03-06AF45404ND
2017-04-04AF47433ND
2017-05-02AF50094ND
2017-06-06AF53388ND
2017-07-10AF56756ND
2017-08-01AF59115ND
2017-09-05AF62862ND
2017-10-04AF65673ND
2017-11-07AF68668ND
2017-12-05AF70900ND