Frequent Questions

3. What are antimony's health effects?

Some people who drink water containingantimony well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience increases in blood cholesterol and decreases in blood sugar.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for antimony. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with antimony in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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