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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Philadelphia Water Department

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

24

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
2013ND180ND
2014ND60ND
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 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium 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
2013-06-171032996011ND
2013-06-171032996001ND
2013-06-171032996007ND
2013-06-271034365005ND
2013-06-271034365003ND
2013-06-271034365001ND
2013-08-051040909010ND
2013-08-051040909013ND
2013-08-051040909007ND
2013-08-051040909003ND
2013-08-051040909001ND
2013-08-051040909005ND
2013-11-051057335007ND
2013-11-051057335003ND
2013-11-051057335013ND
2013-11-051057335010ND
2013-12-231065006003ND
2013-12-231065006001ND
2014-02-04201402060401AMND
2014-02-04201402060425AMND
2014-02-04201402060429AMND
2014-02-24201402250496AMND
2014-02-24201402250500AMND
2014-02-24201402250498AMND