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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Moore

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

38

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
2013ND60ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND150ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-253F25067-03ND
2013-06-253F25067-02ND
2013-06-253F25067-01ND
2013-09-283I30025-02ND
2013-11-253K26108-02ND
2013-12-173L17097-04ND
2014-03-134C14011-08ND
2014-03-134C14011-05ND
2014-08-114H12133-06ND
2014-08-114H12133-01ND
2014-08-114H12133-02ND
2014-08-114H12133-04ND
2014-11-184K21010-02ND
2014-11-184K21010-01ND
2014-12-044L05007-03ND
2015-12-225L22085-06ND
2015-12-225L22085-02ND
2015-12-225L22085-01ND
2016-02-226B23061-03ND
2016-02-236B23061-04ND
2016-04-286D29012-08ND
2016-04-286D29012-07ND
2016-04-286D29012-04ND
2017-05-157E16017-05ND
2017-09-117I12038-05ND
2017-09-117I12038-04ND
2017-09-117I12038-03ND
2017-10-037J03118-08ND
2017-10-037J03118-01ND
2017-10-037J03118-02ND
2017-10-037J03118-03ND
2017-10-037J03118-04ND
2017-10-037J03118-05ND
2017-10-037J03118-06ND
2017-10-037J03118-07ND
2017-10-317K01144-05ND
2017-10-317K01144-02ND
2017-12-147L15016-02ND