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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

City of Staunton

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.

 

8

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
20130.342 ppb880.244 ppb - 0.509 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-02-05704020-81450.485 ppb
2013-02-05704022-81450.509 ppb
2013-05-13719154-89200.334 ppb
2013-05-13719152-89200.346 ppb
2013-08-15738321-95450.254 ppb
2013-08-15738323-95450.300 ppb
2013-11-14758883-103200.263 ppb
2013-11-14758885-103200.244 ppb