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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Mercury (inorganic)

City of Grand Prairie

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that also damages the kidneys and other internal organs. Mercury enters drinking water from industrial pollution, mining wastes and coal-fired power plants.

 

14

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1.2 ppb for mercury (inorganic) 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) 2 ppb

The legal limit for inorganic mercury, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-23Q1412991005ND
2014-06-04Q1419331004ND
2014-06-26Q1424023031ND
2014-06-26Q1424023012ND
2014-06-26Q1424023011ND
2014-06-26Q1424023010ND
2014-09-10Q1442991008ND
2014-09-10Q1442991007ND
2017-01-05Q1700632004ND
2017-01-05Q1700632018ND
2017-06-27Q1726535028ND
2017-06-27Q1726535003ND
2017-06-27Q1726535027ND
2017-06-27Q1726535002ND