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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Sugar Land

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.

 

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 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
2012-08-23AB99485ND
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