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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Wellborn SUD

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

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 beryllium 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 the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, 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