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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrite

Lake Lorraine Ws

NOTE: Lake Lorraine Ws purchases water from Montgomery County UD 4 which is required to test for nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Montgomery County UD 4.

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

NOTE: Lake Lorraine Ws purchases water from Montgomery County UD 4 which is required to test for nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Montgomery County UD 4.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-15AB84099ND
2012-03-15AB84100ND
2013-01-29AC08928ND
2013-01-29AC08917ND
2014-03-18AC47213ND
2015-07-14AC99283ND
2015-07-14AC99279ND