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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Molybdenum

City of Alexandria

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.

 

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
20130.229 ppb142ND - 1.70 ppb
20140.433 ppb62ND - 1.60 ppb
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
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 Lab ID Result
2014-04-0225145801ND
2014-04-0225145901ND
2014-07-0626412001ND
2014-07-0626411901ND
2014-10-05271915011.60 ppb
2014-10-05271916011.000 ppb
2015-01-0427988701ND
2015-01-0427988801ND