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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

46

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
2014N/A00N/A
20152.32 ppb4631ND - 16.3 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-1235176428011AM16.3 ppb
2015-02-1235176428001AMND
2015-02-1235176428005AM3.10 ppb
2015-02-1235176428003AMND
2015-02-1235176428017AM2.30 ppb
2015-02-1235176428015AMND
2015-02-1235176428023AM1.40 ppb
2015-02-1235176428019AMND
2015-02-1235176428021AM1.30 ppb
2015-02-1235176428009AM3.30 ppb
2015-02-1235176428013AM11.0 ppb
2015-02-1235176428007AMND
2015-02-1835176879005AMND
2015-02-1835176879001AM1.70 ppb
2015-02-1835176879009AMND
2015-02-1835176879007AM1.60 ppb
2015-02-1835176879011AM1.30 ppb
2015-02-1835176879017AM2.50 ppb
2015-02-1835176879013AM1.50 ppb
2015-02-1835176879015AM1.80 ppb
2015-02-1835176879003AMND
2015-05-1235188738003AM1.70 ppb
2015-05-1235188738001AM1.60 ppb
2015-08-2535204918011AMND
2015-08-2535204918017AM1.50 ppb
2015-08-2535204918013AM1.30 ppb
2015-08-2535204918015AM2.50 ppb
2015-08-2535204918035AM1.80 ppb
2015-08-2535204918041AM2.80 ppb
2015-08-2535204918019AM3.00 ppb
2015-08-2535204918021AM15.0 ppb
2015-08-2535204918039AM2.20 ppb
2015-08-2535204918037AM2.20 ppb
2015-10-2035213423003AM2.10 ppb
2015-10-2035213423011AM11.6 ppb
2015-10-2035213423019AM1.60 ppb
2015-10-2035213423001AM1.60 ppb
2015-10-2035213423007AM1.40 ppb
2015-10-2035213423005AMND
2015-10-2035213423009AMND
2015-10-2035213423017AMND
2015-10-2035213423015AM1.60 ppb
2015-10-2035213423021AM1.90 ppb
2015-10-2035213423013AMND
2015-11-1735217754001AMND
2015-11-1735217754003AMND