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Oxamyl (Vydate) in Florida


Oxamyl is a neurotoxic insecticide used on cotton, fruit and vegetable crops (apples, potatoes and tomatoes). [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

7 water utilities reported detecting Oxamyl (Vydate) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Oxamyl (Vydate) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Homestead
Homestead, FL
39,0001 of 30.67 ppb
(0 to 2 ppb)
2Corry Field-Nas
Pensacola, FL
20,0002 of 190.65 ppb
(0 to 12.33 ppb)
3Guthries Sunshine Pk
Thonotosassa, FL
451 of 50.24 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
4Florida City
Florida City, FL
9,4451 of 30.17 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
5City of Hallandale Beach
Hallandale Beach, FL
40,0001 of 70.14 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
6Orlando Utilities Commission
Orlando, FL
414,5001 of 4< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.04 ppb)
7JEA
Jacksonville, FL
800,0001 of 41< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.26 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Oxamyl (Vydate)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.10 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.10 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.26 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.35 ppb
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

Violation Summary for Oxamyl (Vydate) in Florida

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Florida since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly2