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Thallium

Warminster Municipal Authority

Thalium is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from metal smelting and coal burning. Exposure to too much thalium can cause hair loss, liver damage, reduced sperm motility and nervous system impairment.

 

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 0.1 ppb

The health guideline of 0.1 ppb for thallium 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 internal organs.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 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)0.500 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
2015-04-0612620015ND
2015-04-0612619943ND
2015-04-0612620003ND
2015-04-0612619991ND
2015-04-0612619979ND
2015-04-0612619967ND
2015-04-0612619955ND
2015-04-0612619931ND
2015-04-0612619919ND
2015-04-0612619907ND
2015-04-0612619895ND
2015-04-0612619883ND
2015-04-0612620027ND