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Molybdenum

Salt Lake City Water System

Molybdenum is a metal that occurs naturally in soil, minerals and water. People who ingest large amounts can have increased levels of uric acid and gout-like symptoms.

 

117

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND140ND
20130.573 ppb4913ND - 4.40 ppb
2014ND140ND
2015ND150ND
2016ND250ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 40 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 40 ppb for molybdenum was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against metabolic changes and excess formation of uric acid in the blood.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-01-25ND
2012-01-25ND
2012-01-26ND
2012-05-25ND
2012-06-01ND
2012-06-01ND
2012-06-01ND
2012-06-05ND
2012-06-05ND
2012-06-29ND
2012-06-29ND
2012-07-13ND
2012-07-17ND
2012-07-17ND
2013-01-18ND
2013-01-25ND
2013-01-25ND
2013-02-12ND
2013-02-12ND
2013-02-12ND
2013-02-12ND
2013-02-121.000 ppb
2013-02-202.60 ppb
2013-05-10ND
2013-05-14ND
2013-05-14ND
2013-05-14ND
2013-05-141.000 ppb
2013-05-144.40 ppb
2013-05-15ND
2013-05-15ND
2013-05-16ND
2013-06-04ND
2013-06-042.30 ppb
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-18ND
2013-06-25ND
2013-06-28ND
2013-06-28ND
2013-07-30ND
2013-07-30ND
2013-08-131.30 ppb
2013-08-131.90 ppb
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-132.30 ppb
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-131.40 ppb
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-13ND
2013-08-132.90 ppb
2013-08-27ND
2013-12-032.40 ppb
2013-12-03ND
2013-12-041.80 ppb
2013-12-06ND
2013-12-182.80 ppb
2014-01-10ND
2014-05-23ND
2014-05-30ND
2014-05-30ND
2014-06-03ND
2014-06-11ND
2014-06-25ND
2014-06-25ND
2014-07-01ND
2014-07-01ND
2014-07-02ND
2014-07-09ND
2014-07-09ND
2014-07-09ND
2015-01-23ND
2015-01-23ND
2015-01-30ND
2015-01-30ND
2015-02-27ND
2015-05-08ND
2015-05-15ND
2015-06-19ND
2015-06-19ND
2015-06-19ND
2015-06-19ND
2015-07-10ND
2015-07-10ND
2015-07-10ND
2015-07-17ND
2016-01-08ND
2016-01-08ND
2016-01-15ND
2016-02-12ND
2016-02-26ND
2016-03-25ND
2016-05-19ND
2016-05-19ND
2016-06-03ND
2016-06-03ND
2016-06-10ND
2016-06-10ND
2016-06-10ND
2016-06-24ND
2016-06-24ND
2016-06-24ND
2016-06-28ND
2016-06-28ND
2016-07-08ND
2016-07-08ND
2016-07-13ND
2016-07-29ND
2016-07-29ND
2016-07-29ND
2016-09-08ND