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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

Arlington County

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
20120.504 ppb2414ND - 1.40 ppb
20130.346 ppb2411ND - 1.10 ppb
20140.391 ppb86ND - 0.850 ppb
20150.0591 ppb222ND - 0.700 ppb
2016ND240ND
2017ND230ND

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
2014-01-27201401280226AMND
2014-01-27201401280252AMND
2014-04-23201404240480AM0.240 ppb
2014-04-23201404240360AM0.250 ppb
2014-07-23201407240340AM0.850 ppb
2014-07-23201407240445AM0.590 ppb
2014-10-22201410230530AM0.630 ppb
2014-10-22201410230313AM0.570 ppb