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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Forrest City Waterworks

Oxamyl is a neurotoxic insecticide used on cotton, fruit and vegetable crops. It may harm fetal development.

 

12

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
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND40ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 26 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 26 ppb for oxamyl 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 harm to the central nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 ppb

The legal limit for oxamyl, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-2713241000201ND
2013-08-2713241000301ND
2013-11-0513310000801ND
2013-11-0513310000901ND
2014-04-2314114013801ND
2014-08-2714240000601ND
2016-07-0616189013601ND
2016-07-0616189013501ND
2016-10-0316279003201ND
2016-10-0316279003101ND
2017-04-0317096000201ND
2017-07-3117215001707ND