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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

Tempe Water Supply Corporation 1

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
2014ND10ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-02-29AB82282ND
2012-02-29AB82287ND
2012-02-29AB82286ND
2014-01-15AC38968ND
2015-02-24AC81603ND
2015-02-24AC81602ND
2016-02-25AD25620ND
2017-02-15AD70782ND