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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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alpha-Chlordane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

The cancer-causing pesticide chlordane was banned in 1988. Chlordane is persistent and accumulates in the body. It is still found in the environment and in the bodies of adults and newborn babies.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

3

utilities detected

692,000

people served

Health concerns for alpha-chlordane

Cancer

Hormone disruption

Harm to reproduction and child development

States reporting alpha-chlordane in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Hawaii3692,306
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Filtering technologies that reduce alpha-chlordane

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

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

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor*Honolulu, HI1 of 1190.000454 ppb676,358
Marine Corps Base HawaiiKaneohe Bay, HI1 of 1190.000454 ppb15,900
Woodlands At NuuanuHonolulu, HI1 of 1190.000454 ppb48

* 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 alpha-Chlordane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Honolulu-Windward-Pearl Harbor*Honolulu, HI1 of 1190.000454 ppb676,358
Marine Corps Base HawaiiKaneohe Bay, HI1 of 1190.000454 ppb15,900

* 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 alpha-Chlordane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.