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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.00267 ppb151ND - 0.0400 ppb
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND150ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-10-17L4361807-2ND
2012-10-17L4361807-1ND
2012-10-17L4361807-12ND
2012-10-17L4361807-14ND
2012-10-17L4361807-13ND
2012-10-17L4361807-60.0400 ppb
2012-10-17L4361807-5ND
2012-10-17L4361807-10ND
2012-10-17L4361807-11ND
2012-10-17L4361807-9ND
2012-10-17L4361807-8ND
2012-10-17L4361807-7ND
2012-10-17L4361807-4ND
2012-10-17L4361807-3ND
2012-12-14L4422964-2ND
2015-08-2413124475ND
2015-08-2413124499ND
2015-08-2413124487ND
2015-08-2413124559ND
2015-08-2413124547ND
2015-08-2413124463ND
2015-08-2413124439ND
2015-08-2413124451ND
2015-08-2413124595ND
2015-08-2413124583ND
2015-08-2413124571ND
2015-08-2413124535ND
2015-08-2413124523ND
2015-08-2413124511ND
2015-08-2413124427ND