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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Northwestern W and Sd-wtln 200

NOTE: Northwestern W and Sd-wtln 200 purchases water from Oregon City which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by Oregon City.

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.760 ppb660.620 ppb - 0.860 ppb
20150.220 ppb21ND - 0.440 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Northwestern W and Sd-wtln 200 purchases water from Oregon City which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by Oregon City.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-14201404210200AM0.660 ppb
2014-04-15201404210198AM0.620 ppb
2014-07-15201407180209AM0.860 ppb
2014-07-15201407180207AM0.810 ppb
2014-10-13201410210076AM0.820 ppb
2014-10-13201410210078AM0.790 ppb
2015-01-16201501230329AM0.440 ppb
2015-01-16201501230331AMND