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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

PCB 1262


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

PCB 1262 is a member of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) group of industrial chemicals used as dielectrics, coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment. PCBs contaminate water by leaching from landfills or other waste deposits.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
1
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People Served
12,000
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PCB 1262 Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting PCB 1262 in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with PCB 1262 contamination
SystemsPopulation
New York112,000
Total112,000

The Most Polluted Communities

1 water utilities reported detecting PCB 1262 in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average PCB 1262 level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Waterford Water Works
Waterford, NY
12,0001 of 10.02 ppb
(0.02 ppb)

Testing Summary for PCB 1262

Are tests routinely required for PCB 1262 by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for PCB 1262 (2004-2008):719 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2008):0.3 per year