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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Bella Vista POA

NOTE: Bella Vista POA purchases water from Bentonville Water Utilities which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Bentonville Water Utilities.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

4

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013ND40ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was proposed by 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.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

NOTE: Bella Vista POA purchases water from Bentonville Water Utilities which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Bentonville Water Utilities.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-02-201302622-001AND
2013-04-101304337-001BND
2013-07-101307320-001BND
2013-10-091310371-001BND