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Artesian Water Company Utilities - Wilmington, DE


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Gamma Chlordane

Gamma chlordane is an isomer of the highly toxic organochlorine insecticide chlordane banned by EPA; it is bioaccumulative and pollutes the bodies of adults and newborn babies.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
68 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
164 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Gamma ChlordaneGamma chlordane is an isomer of the highly toxic organochlorine insecticide chlordane banned by EPA; it is bioaccumulative and pollutes the bodies of adults and newborn babies. <0.01 ppb
0.04 ppb
NoLegal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Gamma Chlordane

Health Based Limits for Gamma Chlordane

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2007-11-130 ppb110 ppb
2007-11-010.04 ppb100.04 ppb
2007-10-040 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-300 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-150 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-070 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-020 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-250.03 ppb100.03 ppb
2007-06-130 ppb110 ppb
2007-05-230.03 ppb620 to 0.05 ppb
2007-05-040 ppb110 ppb
2007-04-300 ppb330 ppb
2007-04-250 ppb440 ppb
2007-04-050 ppb110 ppb
2007-02-220 ppb330 ppb
2007-02-210 ppb550 ppb
2007-02-130.03 ppb100.03 ppb
2007-02-060 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-100 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-090 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-030 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-300 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-280 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-250 ppb550 ppb
2006-01-240 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-230 ppb440 ppb
2006-01-220 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-210 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-180 ppb330 ppb
2006-01-140 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-130 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-12<0.01 ppb1070 to 0.03 ppb
2006-01-080 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-07<0.01 ppb320 to 0.02 ppb
2006-01-060 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-050 ppb770 ppb
2006-01-030 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-310 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-280 ppb550 ppb
2005-01-270 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-250 ppb660 ppb
2005-01-230.02 ppb320 to 0.05 ppb
2005-01-220 ppb330 ppb
2005-01-180 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-170 ppb440 ppb
2005-01-160 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-150 ppb10100 ppb
2005-01-140 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-130 ppb330 ppb
2005-01-120 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-030 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-300 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-290 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-280 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-260 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-250 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-240 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-200 ppb660 ppb
2004-01-190 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-180 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-150 ppb440 ppb
2004-01-130 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-090 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-050 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-030 ppb550 ppb