Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Tritium

Phoenixville Water Dept

Tritium is a radioactive element emitted from nuclear reactors and weapons production plants. Radiation from tritium and other radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer. Click here to read more on radiological contaminants.

 

3

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012274.80 pCi/L11274.80 pCi/L
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND10ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 400 pCi/L

The EWG Health Guideline of 400 pCi/L for tritium 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 cancer.

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-1412021973274.80 pCi/L
2014-03-0514030529-001ND
2017-02-1715788640ND