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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

Lubbock Public Water System

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-11Q1302096005ND
2013-07-09Q1303566004ND
2014-01-22Q1401929005ND
2014-02-12Q1404338005ND
2015-02-03Q1504173008ND
2015-04-07Q1513290008ND
2016-02-03Q1604716008ND
2016-02-03Q1604716009ND
2016-04-06Q1613543004ND
2017-02-08Q1705565008ND
2017-09-27Q1746701002ND