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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Fluometuron


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

Fluometuron is a fluoride-containing herbicide used on cotton and sugarcane crops.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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Water utilities
1
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People Served
14,000
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Fluometuron Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Fluometuron in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Fluometuron contamination
SystemsPopulation
New Jersey114,000
Total114,000

The Most Polluted Communities

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

Ranked by highest average Fluometuron level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 30.83 ppb
(0 to 2.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Fluometuron

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.4 ppb
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.90 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.500 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.2000 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.2000 ppb

Testing Summary for Fluometuron

Are tests routinely required for Fluometuron by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Fluometuron (2004-2008):225 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2008):0.9 per year