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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Status: National drinking water standard exists

 

Oxamyl is a neurotoxic insecticide used on cotton, fruit and vegetable crops. It may harm fetal development.

2015:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

2

states detected

19

utilities detected

228,000

people served

0

states over health guideline

0

utilities over health guideline

0

people served over health guideline

Health concerns for oxamyl

Harm to the central nervous system

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to child development

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 26 ppb

The health guideline of 26 ppb for oxamyl 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 harm to the central nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 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)200 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 oxamyl in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Louisiana18228,218
Florida1200
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LESS

Utilities with the highest amounts of oxamyl, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Cotton Valley Water SystemCotton Valley, LA2 of 40.900 ppb1,512
Faith Farms MinistriesBoynton Beach, FL1 of 10.430 ppb200
Lafayette Utilities Water System*Lafayette, LA2 of 300.107 ppb145,629

* 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 Oxamyl (Vydate), but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Lafayette Utilities Water System*Lafayette, LA2 of 300.107 ppb145,629

* 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 Oxamyl (Vydate), but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.