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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Doyon Utilities Jber - Richardson

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND160ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND120ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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 lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-23PE*2581089ND
2012-01-23PE*2581103ND
2012-01-23PE*2581110ND
2012-01-23PE*2581113ND
2012-01-23PE*2581076ND
2012-04-23PE*2629745ND
2012-04-23PE*2629761ND
2012-04-23PE*2629782ND
2012-04-23PE*2629807ND
2012-07-24PE*2682052ND
2012-07-24PE*2682124ND
2012-07-24PE*2682077ND
2012-11-26PE*2745626ND
2012-11-26PE*2745640ND
2012-11-26PE*2745650ND
2012-11-26PE*2745660ND
2015-02-24PE*3195308ND
2015-02-24PE*3195672ND
2015-02-24PE*3195339ND
2015-06-23PE*3268442ND
2015-06-23PE*3268599ND
2015-06-23PE*3268614ND
2015-09-14PE*3322324ND
2015-09-14PE*3322335ND
2015-09-14PE*3322352ND
2015-12-07PE*3371143ND
2015-12-07PE*3371156ND
2015-12-07PE*3371166ND
2016-03-29PE*3422157ND
2017-03-06PE*3649762ND
2017-05-22PE*3698683ND
2017-08-28PE*3767824ND
2017-10-11PE*3797936ND