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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Lehigh County Authority Allentown Division

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.

 

12

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
20130.161 ppb64ND - 0.254 ppb
20140.108 ppb63ND - 0.241 ppb
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
2013-07-22732604-93610.245 ppb
2013-07-22732602-9361ND
2013-07-22732600-93610.239 ppb
2013-10-09751813-10093ND
2013-10-09751815-100930.254 ppb
2013-10-09751811-100930.226 ppb
2014-01-15766746-106380.241 ppb
2014-01-15766744-10638ND
2014-01-15766742-106380.204 ppb
2014-04-2214040706-03ND
2014-04-2214040706-020.200 ppb
2014-04-2214040706-01ND