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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Pennsylvania American Royersford

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND100ND
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-0225339901ND
2014-04-0225340101ND
2014-04-0325339801ND
2014-04-0325340201ND
2014-06-2525340401ND
2014-08-0526516601ND
2014-08-0526516201ND
2014-08-0626516401ND
2014-08-0626516701ND
2014-08-1226516501ND
2017-04-1115931552ND
2017-04-1115931522ND
2017-04-1115931494ND
2017-04-1115931466ND
2017-04-1115931438ND
2017-08-1516560828ND
2017-08-1516560856ND
2017-08-1516560800ND
2017-08-1616560884ND
2017-08-3116721939ND