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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cobalt

Phoenixville Water Dept

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

8

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
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt 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
2013-06-111031813001ND
2013-06-111031813003ND
2013-09-091046929003ND
2013-09-091046929001ND
2013-12-091062578003ND
2013-12-091062578001ND
2014-03-131075984001ND
2014-03-131075984003ND