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Vanadium

Brattleboro Water Department

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.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011ND20ND
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
20140.217 ppb64ND - 0.400 ppb
20150.111 ppb62ND - 0.351 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 21 ppb

The 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
2010-02-1010C2198ND
2011-02-1511C1965ND
2011-02-1511C1966ND
2012-02-1512-IC-00318-001ND
2013-03-0613-IC-00680-001ND
2014-09-1714090780-01ND
2014-09-1714090780-030.400 ppb
2014-09-1714090780-040.400 ppb
2014-09-1714090780-020.300 ppb
2014-12-1614120477ND
2014-12-1614120477-040.200 ppb
2015-03-1715030486ND
2015-03-1715030485ND
2015-03-1715030484-01ND
2015-03-1715030483-01ND
2015-06-245062983-010.313 ppb
2015-06-245062983-020.351 ppb