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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Tritium

City of Alexandria

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

Tritium is a radioactive element emitted from nuclear reactors and weapons production plants. Radiation from tritium and other radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer. Click here to read more on radiological contaminants.

 

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
2013N/A00N/A
201431.50 pCi/L41ND - 126.00 pCi/L
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017103.33 pCi/L43ND - 236.00 pCi/L

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 400 pCi/L

The EWG Health Guideline of 400 pCi/L for tritium was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

pCi/L = picocuries per liter

All test results

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

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-12342959002_RADND
2014-02-12342959001_RADND
2014-02-12342959003_RADND
2014-04-09346466001_RAD126.00 pCi/L
2017-02-22417239003_TRM236.00 pCi/L
2017-02-22417239001_TRM90.20 pCi/L
2017-02-22417239002_TRM87.10 pCi/L
2017-03-28419439001_TRMND