Meadow Brook M H P
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINES
1 Total Contaminants
Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.
Legal ≠ Safe
EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.
The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.
Barium Potential Effect: harm to the kidney 2x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE THIS UTILITY 1,406.0 ppb EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE 700 ppb LEGAL LIMIT 2,000 ppb DETAILS
Barium is a mineral present in rocks, soil and water. High concentrations of barium in drinking water increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Barium was found at 2 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2015-2017. ppb = parts per billion Health Risks
The EWG Health Guideline of 700 ppb for barium was defined by EWG as benchmark that protects against harm to the kidneys and the cardiovascular system.
Includes chemicals detected in 2015-2017 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.
Other Contaminants Tested
Contaminants detected between 2012 and 2014 and were not part of EPA's UCMR-3 testing program or radiologicals:
Chromium (total), Fluoride, Bromoform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane, Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2012 to 2017:
1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, 2,3,7,8-TCDD (Dioxin), 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 2,4-D, Alachlor (Lasso), Antimony, Arsenic, Atrazine, Benzene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Beryllium, Cadmium, Carbofuran, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlordane, Chloroform, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Combined uranium, Cyanide, Cyanide (free), Dalapon, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Dibromoacetic acid, Dichloroacetic acid, Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), Dinoseb, Diquat, Endothall, Endrin, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene dibromide, Glyphosate, Haloacetic acids (HAA5), Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Mercury (inorganic), Methoxychlor, Monobromoacetic acid, Monochloroacetic acid, Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene), Nitrate, Nitrite, o-Dichlorobenzene, Oxamyl (Vydate), p-Dichlorobenzene, Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Selenium, Simazine, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), Thallium, Toluene, Toxaphene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Trichloroacetic acid, Trichloroethylene, Vinyl chloride, Xylenes (total)
Meadow Brook M H P compliance with legally mandated federal standards:
From April 2016 to March 2019, Meadow Brook M H P
complied with health-based drinking water standards.
12 QUARTERS in violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2016 to March 2019
Information in this section on Meadow Brook M H P comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).
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