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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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
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 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
2013-08-2713241000202ND
2013-08-2713241000302ND
2013-11-0513310000802ND
2013-11-0513310000902ND
2014-04-2314114013802ND
2014-08-2714240000602ND
2016-07-0616189013602ND
2016-07-0616189013502ND
2016-10-0316279003202ND
2016-10-0316279003102ND
2017-04-0317096000202ND
2017-07-3117215001701ND