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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trifluralin

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Trifluralin is a herbicide that is used on food crops and non-agricultural lands. It was banned in Europe in the late 2000s, primarily due to its ecological toxicity.

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State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 4 ppb for trifluralin was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

States reporting trifluralin in drinking water

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Utilities with the highest amounts of trifluralin, 2015-2017

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