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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

City of Auburn

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

39

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND100ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium 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 harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-1843812ND
2012-07-1843813ND
2012-07-1843814ND
2012-07-1843815ND
2012-07-1843816ND
2012-07-1843811ND
2013-07-0248395ND
2013-07-0248394ND
2013-07-0248393ND
2013-07-0248392ND
2013-07-0248391ND
2013-10-0850045ND
2014-08-2653706ND
2014-08-2653707ND
2014-08-2653708ND
2014-08-2653709ND
2014-08-2653722ND
2014-08-2653723ND
2015-08-1958150ND
2015-08-1958148ND
2015-08-1958153ND
2015-08-1958151ND
2015-08-1958149ND
2016-08-03ND
2016-08-03ND
2016-08-03ND
2016-08-03ND
2016-08-03ND
2016-08-17ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-08-16ND
2017-11-28ND
2017-12-05ND