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Naphthalene

Lurton-Pelsor Water Association

Naphthalene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators, and also used as a moth repellent. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND20ND
2011ND10ND
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-03-1510077000507ND
2010-04-0710098002101ND
2011-05-3011153001201ND
2012-04-2312117005201ND
2013-01-2313024010007ND
2013-04-0913101005501ND
2014-05-1914143000501ND
2015-04-2115113005801ND