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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

8

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
2013ND20ND
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 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-11-18201311190178AMND
2013-11-18201311190180AMND
2014-02-24201402250184AMND
2014-02-24201402250186AMND
2014-05-19201405200251AMND
2014-05-19201405200253AMND
2014-08-20201408210496AMND
2014-08-20201408210494AMND