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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cadmium

City of Georgetown

Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

 

17

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
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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) 5 ppb

The legal limit for cadmium, established in 1991, was based on research studies of cadmium toxicity conducted in the 1970s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to cadmium exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-03-251303839002ND
2013-06-03Q1301827025ND
2013-09-25Q1308517008ND
2013-09-25Q1308517007ND
2014-02-26AC44683ND
2014-02-26AC44687ND
2014-05-06AC53129ND
2015-03-05AC82836ND
2015-03-05AC82826ND
2015-03-05AC82821ND
2016-02-09AD22873ND
2016-02-09AD22874ND
2016-02-09AD22875ND
2016-04-21AD33706ND
2017-01-23AD66000ND
2017-01-23AD65996ND
2017-01-23AD65997ND