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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Antimony

Lehigh County Authority Allentown Division

Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for antimony, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-12L4243701-1ND
2012-07-12L4243701-2ND
2013-02-07L4488090-1ND
2013-02-07L4488090-2ND
2014-05-2014050157-01ND
2014-05-2014050158-01ND
2015-08-0713170882ND
2015-08-0713170870ND
2016-08-1614784733ND
2016-08-1614784745ND
2017-08-1516611758ND
2017-08-1516611770ND