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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

Sardis Water Association

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene was historically used for the manufacture of currently banned pesticides, such as endrin, dieldrin and chlordane. It’s still used for production of flame retardants, resins and plastics.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 2 ppb for hexachlorocyclopentadiene 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

The legal limit for hexachlorocyclopentadiene, 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
2015-07-2215204005306ND
2015-07-2215204005206ND
2015-11-1615320000606ND
2015-11-1615320000706ND
2018-08-0718220003706ND
2018-08-0718220003806ND
2018-10-3018304002406ND
2018-10-3018304002506ND