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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Mercury (inorganic)

City of Wolfforth

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that also damages the kidneys and other internal organs. Mercury enters drinking water from industrial pollution, mining wastes and coal-fired power plants.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1.2 ppb for mercury (inorganic) 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 inorganic mercury, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-31AB79569ND
2014-01-30Q1403131040ND
2014-01-30Q1403131006ND
2014-01-30Q1403131007ND
2014-01-30Q1403131008ND
2014-01-30Q1403131009ND
2014-01-30Q1403131010ND
2014-01-30Q1403131011ND
2014-03-26Q1409873006ND
2017-11-30Q1761852003ND