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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Benzo[a]pyrene

Kingman Municipal Water

Benzo[a]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

50

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
20150.00464 ppb142ND - 0.0380 ppb
2016ND100ND
2017ND60ND
2018ND150ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppb for benzo[a]pyrene 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for benzo[a]pyrene, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to PAH exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-09550-39973-1ND
2015-02-09550-39972-1ND
2015-02-09550-39970-1ND
2015-02-17550-40405-1ND
2015-02-17550-40404-1ND
2015-02-17550-40403-1ND
2015-08-17550-49703-10.0380 ppb
2015-08-17550-49705-1ND
2015-08-17550-49706-1ND
2015-08-17550-49707-10.0270 ppb
2015-08-17550-49708-1ND
2015-08-17550-49709-1ND
2015-10-26550-53351-2ND
2015-10-26550-53351-1ND
2016-01-11550-57176-2ND
2016-01-11550-57176-1ND
2016-02-16550-59042-1ND
2016-04-12550-61929-2ND
2016-04-12550-61929-1ND
2016-07-12550-66387-2ND
2016-07-12550-66387-1ND
2016-07-12550-66385-1SND
2016-10-24550-71828-2ND
2016-10-24550-71828-1ND
2017-01-30550-76698-2ND
2017-01-30550-76698-1ND
2017-04-10550-80759-2ND
2017-04-10550-80759-1ND
2017-07-11550-85937-2ND
2017-07-11550-85937-1ND
2018-02-26550-98567-1 SOCND
2018-02-26550-98566-1 SOCND
2018-03-06550-99028-1 SOCND
2018-03-06550-99016-1 SOCND
2018-03-13550-99583-1 SOCND
2018-03-26680-150418-1 SOCND
2018-03-26680-150420-1ND
2018-07-173996200ND
2018-07-173996199ND
2018-07-244001793ND
2018-07-244001791ND
2018-07-244001789ND
2018-07-314009756ND
2018-07-314009752ND
2018-10-084085015ND
2019-02-194206604ND
2019-07-09550-125800-1ND
2019-07-094351373ND
2019-07-16550-126208-1ND
2019-08-06550-127577-1ND