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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

City of Sugar Land

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

15

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.655 ppb2215ND - 2.10 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-01-22201301240319AM0.240 ppb
2013-01-22201301240183AM0.470 ppb
2013-01-22201301240285AMND
2013-01-22201301240222AMND
2013-01-22201301240266AM0.0540 ppb
2013-01-22201301240251AM1.60 ppb
2013-01-22201301240189AMND
2013-01-22201301240216AM1.000 ppb
2013-01-22201301240159AM1.30 ppb
2013-01-22201301240191AM1.10 ppb
2013-01-30201301310240AM1.90 ppb
2013-06-18201306190346AM0.560 ppb
2013-06-18201306190358AMND
2013-06-18201306190360AMND
2013-06-18201306190368AM0.970 ppb
2013-06-18201306190324AMND
2013-06-18201306190355AM0.0770 ppb
2013-07-01201307020418AM1.50 ppb
2013-07-01201307020424AMND
2013-07-17201307180591AM1.50 ppb
2013-07-17201307180589AM2.10 ppb
2013-07-17201307180593AM0.0390 ppb