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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

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Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

31

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
20140.500 ppb228ND - 1.76 ppb
20151.65 ppb331.46 ppb - 1.80 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-093J10006-52AND
2013-10-093J10006-31AND
2013-10-093J10006-61AND
2013-10-093J10006-63AND
2013-10-093J10006-34AND
2013-10-093J10006-37AND
2014-04-074D08021-041.03 ppb
2014-04-074D08021-01ND
2014-04-084D09016-12ND
2014-04-084D09016-101.76 ppb
2014-04-084D09016-01ND
2014-04-084D09016-07ND
2014-04-094D10050-04ND
2014-04-094D10050-401.56 ppb
2014-04-094D10050-371.05 ppb
2014-04-094D10050-311.23 ppb
2014-04-094D10050-251.04 ppb
2014-04-094D10050-07ND
2014-04-094D10050-43ND
2014-04-094D10050-01ND
2014-04-094D10050-341.61 ppb
2014-04-094D10050-19ND
2014-04-094D10050-13ND
2014-04-094D10050-10ND
2014-04-094D10050-28ND
2014-04-094D10050-16ND
2014-04-094D10050-22ND
2014-05-014E06136-011.71 ppb
2015-12-075L08160-071.46 ppb
2015-12-075L08160-011.68 ppb
2015-12-315L31030-011.80 ppb