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Desethylatrazine in Wisconsin


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 Wisconsin

1 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
(Range)
1Kaltenberg Seed Farms Inc
Waunakee, WI
502 of 20.34 ppb
(0.31 to 0.37 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Desethylatrazine

StandardDescriptionLevel
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 Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin