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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Aqua Pa Bensalem

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.

 

16

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
20140.725 ppb1211ND - 1.40 ppb
20150.910 ppb440.520 ppb - 1.30 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

Date Lab ID Result
2014-05-21AE337201.10 ppb
2014-05-22AE341941.000 ppb
2014-05-23AE342500.430 ppb
2014-05-23AE342470.340 ppb
2014-08-27AE462730.480 ppb
2014-08-27AE462761.40 ppb
2014-08-27AE462820.540 ppb
2014-08-28AE463661.40 ppb
2014-11-19AE572280.640 ppb
2014-11-21AE57356ND
2014-11-21AE579850.530 ppb
2014-11-21AE573530.840 ppb
2015-02-18AE664850.520 ppb
2015-02-18AE661051.20 ppb
2015-02-19AE664681.30 ppb
2015-02-20AE664690.620 ppb