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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Blue Ridge Water Company Inc

Strontium is a metal that accumulates in the bones. Radioactive strontium-90 can cause bone cancer and leukemia, and any form of strontium at high doses can harm bone health.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.0230 ppb11110.00940 ppb - 0.0390 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,500 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,500 ppb for strontium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against harm to bones.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-03201402050099AM0.00940 ppb
2014-02-03201402050090AM0.0260 ppb
2014-05-05201405070156AM0.00960 ppb
2014-05-05201405070166AM0.0260 ppb
2014-05-05201405070324AM0.0260 ppb
2014-08-04201408060335AM0.01000 ppb
2014-08-04201408060309AM0.0330 ppb
2014-08-04201408060349AM0.0280 ppb
2014-11-03201411050474AM0.0350 ppb
2014-11-03201411050546AM0.0110 ppb
2014-11-04201411050530AM0.0390 ppb