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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Kerrville

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-10-041210228003ND
2013-07-29AC25998ND
2014-02-10AC41871ND
2015-01-28AC78082ND
2016-02-01AD20978ND
2016-02-01AD20973ND
2016-04-18AD33309ND
2016-07-05AD42869ND
2016-10-24AD54249ND
2016-10-24AD54250ND
2017-02-13AD70299ND
2017-04-06AD78702ND
2017-05-08AD82958ND
2017-05-08AD82960ND
2017-05-08AD82959ND
2017-05-09AD83256ND
2017-05-09AD83251ND
2017-05-09AD83255ND