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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Doyon Utilities Jber - Richardson

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

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 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-23PE*2581088ND
2012-01-23PE*2581102ND
2012-01-23PE*2581110ND
2012-01-23PE*2581112ND
2012-01-23PE*2581075ND
2012-04-23PE*2629744ND
2012-04-23PE*2629760ND
2012-04-23PE*2629781ND
2012-04-23PE*2629806ND
2012-07-24PE*2682051ND
2012-07-24PE*2682123ND
2012-07-24PE*2682076ND
2012-11-26PE*2745625ND
2012-11-26PE*2745639ND
2012-11-26PE*2745649ND
2012-11-26PE*2745659ND
2015-02-24PE*3195306ND
2015-02-24PE*3195670ND
2015-02-24PE*3195337ND
2015-06-23PE*3268439ND
2015-06-23PE*3268596ND
2015-06-23PE*3268611ND
2015-09-14PE*3322323ND
2015-09-14PE*3322334ND
2015-09-14PE*3322351ND
2015-12-07PE*3371142ND
2015-12-07PE*3371155ND
2015-12-07PE*3371165ND
2016-03-29PE*3422156ND
2017-03-06PE*3649756ND
2017-05-22PE*3698682ND
2017-08-28PE*3767826ND
2017-10-11PE*3797938ND