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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Northampton Bucks County 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
2012ND150ND
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 1 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

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
2012-10-17L4361807-6ND
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
2015-08-2413124480ND
2015-08-2413124504ND
2015-08-2413124492ND
2015-08-2413124564ND
2015-08-2413124552ND
2015-08-2413124468ND
2015-08-2413124444ND
2015-08-2413124456ND
2015-08-2413124600ND
2015-08-2413124588ND
2015-08-2413124576ND
2015-08-2413124540ND
2015-08-2413124528ND
2015-08-2413124516ND
2015-08-2413124432ND