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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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alpha-Lindane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

alpha-Lindane is a component of lindane (gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane), a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

1

utilities detected

18,000

people served

Health concerns for alpha-lindane

Cancer

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to the immune system

States reporting alpha-lindane in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Nevada118,000
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce alpha-lindane

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of alpha-lindane, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of ElkoElko, NV1 of 40.00115 ppb18,000
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of ElkoElko, NV1 of 40.00115 ppb18,000