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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Franklin Water Systems 3

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND30ND
20162.80 ppb21ND - 5.60 ppb
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum 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 brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-26AB85134ND
2012-03-26AB85135ND
2012-03-26AB85136ND
2015-03-25Q1511062004ND
2015-03-25Q1511062005ND
2015-03-25Q1511062006ND
2016-12-13Q1654192020ND
2016-12-13Q16541920215.60 ppb