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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Forrest City Waterworks

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

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

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-2713241000306ND
2013-08-2713241000206ND
2013-11-0513310000906ND
2013-11-0513310000806ND
2014-04-2314114013806ND
2014-08-2714240000606ND
2016-07-0616189013506ND
2016-07-0616189013606ND
2016-11-1416321008901ND
2016-11-1416321008801ND
2017-04-0317096000206ND
2017-10-0317278005601ND