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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Thallium

City of Kerrville

Thalium is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from metal smelting and coal burning. Exposure to too much thalium can cause hair loss, liver damage, reduced sperm motility and nervous system impairment.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.334 ppb110.334 ppb
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for thallium 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 thallium, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-10-0412102280030.334 ppb
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