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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA)


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
3
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-
People Served
67,408
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-

Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA) Exposure by State

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

StateWater Suppliers with Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA) contamination
SystemsPopulation
Minnesota367,408
Total367,408

The Most Polluted Communities

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

Ranked by highest average Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Oakdale
Oakdale, MN
28,00027 of 450.02 ppb
(0 to 0.06 ppb)
2Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
34,31511 of 180.02 ppb
(0 to 0.07 ppb)
3Saint Paul Park
St Paul Park, MN
5,0935 of 16< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.04 ppb)

Testing Summary for Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA)

Are tests routinely required for Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA) by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Perfluoropentanoic Acid (PFPEA) (2007-2008):22 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2007-2008):4.2 per year