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Simazine in Ohio


Simazine is a widely used herbicide that has been associated with endocrine disruption and cancer in experimental studies. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Ohio

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

Ranked by highest average Simazine level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Brookside Village Mhp
South Vienna, OH
4751 of 10.79 ppb
(0.79 ppb)
2Lake of The Woods Water Company
Granville, OH
47517 of 360.2 ppb
(0 to 0.92 ppb)
3City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities
Columbus, OH
897,21354 of 690.18 ppb
(0 to 0.57 ppb)
4City of Piqua
Piqua, OH
20,5009 of 360.17 ppb
(0 to 1.3 ppb)
5City of Bellevue
Bellevue, OH
8,1361 of 60.15 ppb
(0 to 0.87 ppb)
6Cinnamon Lake Utility Co
West Salem, OH
1,47811 of 350.1 ppb
(0 to 0.55 ppb)
7City of Napoleon
Napoleon, OH
9,3188 of 510.08 ppb
(0 to 0.92 ppb)
8Village of Mcclure
Mcclure, OH
85012 of 440.07 ppb
(0 to 0.65 ppb)
9Village of Woodsfield
Woodsfield, OH
2,9901 of 60.07 ppb
(0 to 0.4 ppb)
10Oh/Am Water Company-Mari
Marion, OH
48,0005 of 390.07 ppb
(0 to 1.03 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Simazine

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.4 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.4 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.4 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.700 ppb

Violation Summary for Simazine in Ohio

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly84