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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

Wellborn SUD

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-01AB79927ND
2012-06-18AB93061ND
2012-09-12AC00734ND
2013-02-061302228004ND
2013-12-12Q1317624020ND
2013-12-12Q1317624014ND
2014-02-13AC42866ND
2014-02-13AC42867ND
2015-03-24AC85810ND
2015-03-24AC85814ND
2016-03-09AD27813ND
2016-03-09AD27814ND
2016-03-09AD27811ND
2017-03-07AD73643ND
2017-03-07AD73639ND