Pembroke Pines Water Quality Report
Sources of Pembroke Pines, Florida Drinking Water
The tap water for Pembroke Pines comes from groundwater under the hydrologic influence of the Florida Everglades produces water with high levels of total organic carbon (TOC) and color. Municipalities in South Florida have traditionally used high levels of chlorine to oxidize organic matter to remove it from drinking water. This aggressive chlorinating is known to cause the formation of disinfection by-products such as trihalomethane and haloacetic acid. Is Pembroke Pines' tap water safe to drink?
A list of contaminants in Pembroke Pines, Florida Water Supply
(Detected above health guidelines)
Chromium (hexavalent): Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American tap water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits in piping and groundwater.
Health risks of chromium (hexavalent) in excess of health guideline
The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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 cancer.
Chromium (hexavalent): Health Guideline: 0.02 ppb
- Pembroke Pines, FL: 0.0525 ppb
- State: 0.155 ppb
- National: 0.782 ppb
Radiological contaminants cancer: This utility detected Radium, combined (-226 & -228), Radium-226 & Uranium. Radiological contaminants leach into water from certain minerals and from mining. Drinking water contamination with radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer and may harm fetal development.
Radium is a radioactive element that causes bone cancer and other cancers. It can occur naturally in groundwater, and oil and gas extraction activities such as hydraulic fracturing can elevate concentrations. This utility detected Radium, combined (-226 & -228) & Radium-228.
Radiological contaminants: Health Guideline: N/A - No standard exist for this contaminant.
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) cancer: Trihalomethanes are cancer-causing contaminants that form during water treatment with chlorine and other disinfectants. The total trihalomethanes group includes four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform.
Health risks of trihalomethanes in excess of health guideline
Cancer: The health guideline of 0.8 ppb for trihalomethanes was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a draft public health goal, the level of drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs):
Health Guidelines: 0.8 ppb
- State: 23.2 ppb
- National: 23.4 ppb
- Pembroke Pines, FL: 31.1 ppb
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