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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

Municipality of Anchorage

Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND280ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-023198298ND
2015-03-023198268ND
2015-03-023198286ND
2015-03-023198256ND
2015-03-033199563ND
2015-03-033199484ND
2015-03-033199574ND
2015-03-033199532ND
2015-03-033199506ND
2015-03-033199495ND
2015-03-133206988ND
2015-03-133206970ND
2015-06-123262416ND
2015-06-243269663ND
2015-09-163324834ND
2015-09-163324818ND
2015-09-163324902ND
2015-09-163324887ND
2015-09-163324798ND
2015-09-163324853ND
2015-09-233329730ND
2015-09-233329778ND
2015-09-233329754ND
2015-10-303351050ND
2015-10-303351039ND
2015-10-303351068ND
2015-12-153375761ND
2015-12-153375810ND