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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Vanadium

City of Alexandria

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

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.

 

28

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
20130.609 ppb14140.360 ppb - 0.760 ppb
20140.383 ppb64ND - 1.000 ppb
2015ND20ND
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

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for vanadium. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-17201307180799AM0.680 ppb
2013-07-17201307180828AM0.760 ppb
2013-07-17201307180820AM0.720 ppb
2013-07-17201307180811AM0.740 ppb
2013-07-17201307180824AM0.750 ppb
2013-07-17201307180822AM0.730 ppb
2013-07-17201307180801AM0.670 ppb
2013-10-15201310160210AM0.420 ppb
2013-10-15201310160171AM0.560 ppb
2013-10-15201310160200AM0.550 ppb
2013-10-15201310160208AM0.540 ppb
2013-10-15201310160176AM0.580 ppb
2013-10-15201310160246AM0.460 ppb
2013-10-15201310160240AM0.360 ppb
2014-01-13201401150357AMND
2014-01-13201401150621AMND
2014-01-13201401140199AMND
2014-01-13201401150723AMND
2014-01-13201401140197AMND
2014-01-13201401150380AMND
2014-01-14201401150684AMND
2014-04-14201404150219AM0.240 ppb
2014-04-14201404150441AM0.250 ppb
2014-04-14201404150439AM0.220 ppb
2014-04-14201404150283AMND
2014-04-14201404150281AM0.240 ppb
2014-04-14201404150254AMND
2014-04-14201404150405AM0.250 ppb