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Endrin

Status: National drinking water standard exists

 

Endrin is a banned organochlorine insecticide that is persistent and bioaccumulative. Endrin damages the nervous, immune and reproductive systems in people. It also harms fish, birds and other wildlife.

2015:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

2

states detected

3

utilities detected

66,773

people served

0

states over health guideline

0

utilities over health guideline

0

people served over health guideline

Health concerns for endrin

Cancer

Change to the central nervous system

Harm to the immune system

Harm to the reproductive system

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The health guideline of 0.3 ppb for endrin was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against change to the heart and blood vessels.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)2 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

States reporting endrin in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
New Jersey266,738
Indiana135
MORE
LESS

Utilities with the highest amounts of endrin, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Willow Springs Mobile Home ParkGreenfield, IN1 of 10.160 ppb35
United Water Nj Franklin Lakes*Haworth, NJ1 of 10.0250 ppb5,038

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Endrin, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served