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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Antimony

Wellborn SUD

Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.

 

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 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for antimony, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

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