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Dacthal in California


Dacthal (DCPA) is an herbicide used on golf courses, home lawns and gardens, and strawberries, cotton, and soybeans; dacthal and its degradates are among the most commonly detected pesticide residues in drinking water wells.

The Most Polluted Communities in California

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

Ranked by highest average Dacthal level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Manteca
Manteca, CA
44,5002 of 25.3 ppb
(5.1 to 5.5 ppb)
2Cwsc Los Altos Suburban
Los Altos, CA
56,0901 of 30.96 ppb
(0 to 2.89 ppb)
3Cws - Visalia
Visalia, CA
87,7601 of 40.65 ppb
(0 to 2.6 ppb)
4Cal-Water Service Co.-Chico
Chico, CA
118,1082 of 80.55 ppb
(0 to 3.1 ppb)
5Cwsc Salinas
Salinas, CA
98,7302 of 40.38 ppb
(0 to 0.93 ppb)
6Valencia Water Co.
Valencia, CA
60,0002 of 130.35 ppb
(0 to 4.01 ppb)
7Carmichael Water District
Carmichael, CA
40,0002 of 20.35 ppb
(0.29 to 0.42 ppb)
8City of Shafter
Shafter, CA
14,5011 of 10.26 ppb
(0.26 ppb)
9Lamont Public Utility Dist
Lamont, CA
14,0001 of 10.21 ppb
(0.21 ppb)
10Calam - Rosemont
Sacramento, CA
19,2722 of 90.17 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dacthal

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.70 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.70 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.350 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.80000 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.80000 ppb

Violation Summary for Dacthal in California

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in California