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Desethylatrazine in Iowa

Desethylatrazine is a metabolite of the herbicide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting herbicide used on corn, sugarcane and sorghum. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Iowa

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

Ranked by highest average Desethylatrazine level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Manchester Water Supply
Manchester, IA
5,2571 of 10.1 ppb
(0.1 ppb)
2Cedar Rapids Water Department
Cedar Rapi, IA
124,4884 of 520.01 ppb
(0 to 0.16 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Desethylatrazine

Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3 ppb

Violation Summary for Desethylatrazine in Iowa

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Iowa