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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

Fort Rucker - American Water

Hexachlorobenzene is a cancer-causing, neurotoxic and hormone-disrupting chemical used as a pesticide until 1984. It is still found in landfills and hazardous waste sites, and can be detected in people.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND140ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND190ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.03 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for hexachlorobenzene 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 hexachlorobenzene, 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 hexachlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-01-21160121041-3ND
2016-01-21160121041-5ND
2016-01-21160121041-4ND
2016-01-21160121041-2ND
2016-01-21160121041-1ND
2016-01-21160121041-6ND
2016-01-21160121041-7ND
2016-04-21160421053-2ND
2016-04-21160421053-4ND
2016-04-21160421053-3ND
2016-04-21160421053-1ND
2016-04-21160421053-7ND
2016-04-21160421053-5ND
2016-04-21160421053-6ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-2919010699-001BND
2019-01-2919010699-005BND
2019-01-2919010699-004BND
2019-01-2919010699-002BND
2019-01-2919010699-003BND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-05-2820105785001_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785007_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785006_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785004_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785005_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785003_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785002_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664001_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664002_ISOCND