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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

City of Chubbuck

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
2017ND40ND
2018ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-11-30SI61120201ND
2017-03-09SI70308001ND
2017-06-01SI70600802ND
2017-08-22SI70821201ND
2017-11-07SI171105101ND
2018-02-21SI80212801ND
2019-03-28SI90320401ND
2019-04-10SI90408601ND
2019-06-04SI90604901ND
2019-07-10SI90712501ND
2019-07-24SI90732001ND
2019-07-25SI90734601ND
2019-09-04SI90903501ND
2019-10-31SI91031701ND
2019-11-05SI91102401ND