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Beryllium

Warminster Municipal Authority

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012ND170ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND130ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)4 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-229953679001ND
2012-02-229953679017ND
2012-02-229953679016ND
2012-02-229953679006ND
2012-02-229953679015ND
2012-02-229953679014ND
2012-02-229953679013ND
2012-02-229953679012ND
2012-02-229953679011ND
2012-02-229953679010ND
2012-02-229953679002ND
2012-02-229953679003ND
2012-02-229953679004ND
2012-02-229953679005ND
2012-02-229953679007ND
2012-02-229953679008ND
2012-02-229953679009ND
2015-04-0612620009ND
2015-04-0612619937ND
2015-04-0612619997ND
2015-04-0612619985ND
2015-04-0612619973ND
2015-04-0612619961ND
2015-04-0612619949ND
2015-04-0612619925ND
2015-04-0612619913ND
2015-04-0612619901ND
2015-04-0612619889ND
2015-04-0612619877ND
2015-04-0612620021ND