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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Wichita Falls

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

14

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
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-25Q1308144024ND
2013-09-25Q1308144022ND
2014-05-13Q1415816002ND
2014-08-14Q1436796021ND
2014-11-12AC71808ND
2014-11-12AC71809ND
2015-02-09Q1505019007ND
2015-02-09Q1505019006ND
2015-05-11Q1517193002ND
2015-09-22Q1537019002ND
2016-02-01Q1604190003ND
2016-02-01Q1604190002ND
2017-03-06Q1709227003ND
2017-08-07Q1733093007ND