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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Municipality of Anchorage

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other 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 0.007 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was defined by 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.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

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