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Pentachlorophenol

Forrest City Waterworks

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

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND40ND
2011ND20ND
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-07-2810210006202ND
2010-07-2810210006102ND
2010-11-1610321000902ND
2010-11-1610321000802ND
2011-05-2511146008002ND
2011-08-0311216000102ND
2013-08-2713241000302ND
2013-08-2713241000202ND
2013-11-0513310000802ND
2013-11-0513310000902ND
2014-04-2314114013802ND
2014-08-2714240000602ND