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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Mercury (inorganic)

City of Sugar Land

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.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
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
2012-08-23AB99485ND
2013-12-03AC36396ND
2014-02-11AC42154ND
2014-03-26AC48311ND
2014-03-26AC48323ND
2014-03-26AC48315ND
2014-03-26AC48310ND
2014-03-26AC48312ND
2015-01-22AC77304ND
2015-04-01AC86908ND
2016-02-02AD21386ND
2017-01-04AD62926ND
2017-03-22AD76264ND
2017-03-22AD76267ND
2017-03-22AD76259ND
2017-03-22AD76263ND
2017-04-03AD77986ND