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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Strontium

Whitefish Bay Waterworks

Strontium is a metal that accumulates in the bones. Radioactive strontium-90 can cause bone cancer and leukemia, and any form of strontium at high doses can harm bone health.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.118 ppb440.115 ppb - 0.123 ppb
20150.125 ppb440.121 ppb - 0.128 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,500 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,500 ppb for strontium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against harm to bones.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-07-1635146566003AM0.116 ppb
2014-07-1635146566001AM0.118 ppb
2014-10-0735158255003AM0.123 ppb
2014-10-0735158255001AM0.115 ppb
2015-01-2235172459001AM0.128 ppb
2015-01-2235172459003AM0.127 ppb
2015-04-1535184106003AM0.123 ppb
2015-04-1535184106001AM0.121 ppb