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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Barium

Paw Penn District

Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
201814.3 ppb71ND - 100.0 ppb
2019ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 700 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2,000 ppb

The legal limit for barium, established in 1991, was based on a 10-week study of barium exposure in 11 adult male volunteers. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-08-0413165133ND
2015-08-0413165144ND
2015-08-0413165155ND
2015-08-0413165166ND
2015-08-0413165468ND
2015-08-0413165177ND
2015-08-0413165188ND
2015-08-0413165199ND
2018-07-1640206901ND
2018-07-1640206501100.0 ppb
2018-07-1640206001ND
2018-07-1640205701ND
2018-07-1640205501ND
2018-07-1640205301ND
2018-07-1640207101ND
2019-07-1545716201ND
2019-10-3143999601ND