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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres

NOTE: Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres purchases water from Weirton Area Water Board which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Weirton Area Water Board.

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

1

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
20160.870 ppm110.870 ppm
2017N/A00N/A

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

NOTE: Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres purchases water from Weirton Area Water Board which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Weirton Area Water Board.

Date Lab ID Result
2016-07-3116080163-01A0.870 ppm