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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

Joint Municipal WSC

NOTE: Joint Municipal WSC purchases water from City of West Columbia which is required to test for molybdenum. Sample information shown below was taken by City of West Columbia.

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.

 

16

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
2013ND80ND
20140.300 ppb123ND - 1.30 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 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

NOTE: Joint Municipal WSC purchases water from City of West Columbia which is required to test for molybdenum. Sample information shown below was taken by City of West Columbia.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-29201310310125AMND
2013-10-29201310310127AMND
2013-10-29201310310104AMND
2013-10-29201310310123AMND
2014-01-27201401310078AMND
2014-01-27201401310072AMND
2014-01-27201401310081AMND
2014-01-27201401310090AMND
2014-04-28201405010501AMND
2014-04-28201405010406AMND
2014-04-28201405010427AMND
2014-04-28201405010478AMND
2014-07-22201407240342AMND
2014-07-22201407240425AM1.30 ppb
2014-07-22201407240347AM1.20 ppb
2014-07-22201407240502AM1.10 ppb