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Dalapon in Maryland


Dalapon is an herbicide used on roads, railway tracks and other rights of way. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Maryland

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

Ranked by highest average Dalapon level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Town of Perryville
Perryville, MD
3,6722 of 41.05 ppb
(0 to 3.62 ppb)
2Pine Tree Mobile Home Park
Parsonsburg, MD
911 of 10.84 ppb
(0.84 ppb)
3Perry Point V.A. Hospital
Perry Point, MD
2,0002 of 40.74 ppb
(0 to 2.62 ppb)
4Oakland
Oakland, MD
1,8501 of 40.44 ppb
(0 to 1.76 ppb)
5Pittsville
Pittsville, MD
1,2001 of 10.37 ppb
(0.37 ppb)
6Town of North East
North East, MD
5,1902 of 80.35 ppb
(0 to 2.46 ppb)
7City of Brunswick
Brunswick, MD
6,3942 of 70.28 ppb
(0 to 1.56 ppb)
8City of Frederick
Frederick, MD
54,0002 of 50.26 ppb
(0 to 0.81 ppb)
9Town of Myersville
Myersville, MD
1,5161 of 50.24 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
10The Landings - West
Berlin, MD
1001 of 10.23 ppb
(0.23 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dalapon

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.200 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.200 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.200 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.790 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.900 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3000 ppb

Violation Summary for Dalapon in Maryland

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maryland