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Aldicarb sulfone


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Aldicarb sulfone is a groundwater contaminant and a neurotoxic metabolite of the insecticide aldicarb used on agricultural crops.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
4
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-
Water utilities
15
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-
People Served
279,675
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Aldicarb sulfone Exposure by State

Water utilities in 4 states have reported detecting Aldicarb sulfone in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Aldicarb sulfone contamination
SystemsPopulation
Delaware12243,025
Kentucky134,650
Illinois11,200
New York1800
Total15279,675

The Most Polluted Communities

15 water utilities reported detecting Aldicarb sulfone in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Aldicarb sulfone level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Tilden
Tilden, IL
1,2001 of 11 ppb
(1 ppb)
2Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8001 of 20.45 ppb
(0 to 0.9 ppb)
3Bardstown Municipal Water Dept
Bardstown, KY
34,6501 of 20.25 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
4Windsong Farms
Newark, DE
4501 of 20.22 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
5Delaware Correctional Center
Smyrna, DE
2,0001 of 20.22 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
6Cedar Landing
Newark, DE
3201 of 20.22 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
7Augustine Creek
Port Penn, DE
4251 of 20.22 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
8Thomas Cove
Newark, DE
3,4001 of 30.14 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
9Fox Hunter Crossing
Newark, DE
1,4701 of 40.11 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)
10Church Creek
Newark, DE
2,7001 of 40.11 ppb
(0 to 0.43 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Aldicarb sulfone

StandardDescriptionLevel
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.7 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.7 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.35 ppb

Testing Summary for Aldicarb sulfone

Are tests routinely required for Aldicarb sulfone by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Aldicarb sulfone (2004-2009):12,439 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2009):0.4 per year



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