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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)


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

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
5
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-
People Served
110,259
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-

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Exposure by State

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

StateWater Suppliers with Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) contamination
SystemsPopulation
Minnesota5110,259
Total5110,259

The Most Polluted Communities

5 water utilities reported detecting Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Oakdale
Oakdale, MN
28,00035 of 560.09 ppb
(0 to 0.25 ppb)
2Minnesota Veterans Home
Hastings, MN
2351 of 9< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)
3Hastings
Hastings, MN
21,6313 of 18< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.02 ppb)
4Saint Paul Park
St Paul Park, MN
5,0931 of 16< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.02 ppb)
5Woodbury
Woodbury, MN
55,3001 of 19< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00325 ppb)

Testing Summary for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

Are tests routinely required for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) (2005-2008):24 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2005-2008):2.1 per year