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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toxaphene

City of Avondale

Toxaphene is a neurotoxic, persistent and bioaccumulative insecticide classified by the EPA as a probable human carcinogen.

 

76

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND220ND
2013ND240ND
2014ND180ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND120ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.03 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for toxaphene 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) 3 ppb

The legal limit for toxaphene, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to toxaphene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-212021575-01SND
2012-02-212021568-01SND
2012-02-222021662-01SND
2012-02-222021661-01SND
2012-02-222021659-01SND
2012-05-072050554-01SND
2012-05-072050552-01SND
2012-05-072050550-01SND
2012-05-092050846-01SND
2012-05-092050845-01SND
2012-05-222051723-01SND
2012-08-072080599-01SND
2012-08-072080597-01SND
2012-08-082080742-01SND
2012-08-082080741-01SND
2012-08-132081047-01SND
2012-08-132081046-01SND
2012-11-122110804-01SND
2012-11-122110805-01SND
2012-11-142111064-01SND
2012-11-142111058-01SND
2012-11-152111192-01SND
2013-02-053020315-01SND
2013-02-063020474-01SND
2013-02-073020590-01SND
2013-02-073020587-01SND
2013-02-133021057-01SND
2013-02-143021154-01SND
2013-05-023050231-01SND
2013-05-073050603-01ND
2013-05-083050746-01ND
2013-05-083050744-01ND
2013-05-133051061-01SND
2013-05-133051057-01SND
2013-08-063080462-01SND
2013-08-083080748-01SND
2013-08-083080750-01SND
2013-08-083080746-01SND
2013-08-153081410-01SND
2013-08-153081405-01SND
2013-10-303102598-01SND
2013-10-303102597-01SND
2013-10-313102691-01SND
2013-10-313102690-01SND
2013-11-143111193-01SND
2013-12-193121778-01SND
2014-01-274012115-01ND
2014-01-274012114-01SND
2014-01-284012237-01SND
2014-01-284012236-01ND
2014-01-294012322-01SND
2014-02-134021148-01SND
2014-05-204051714-01SND
2014-05-204051717-01SND
2014-05-204051718-01SND
2014-05-204051823-01SND
2014-05-204051822-01SND
2014-05-224052004-01SND
2014-08-064080590-011RE1ND
2014-08-064080578-01RE1ND
2014-08-074080712-01SND
2014-08-074080710-01SND
2014-08-07408071-01SND
2014-08-074080708-01SND
2016-05-046050460-06SND
2016-05-046050460-01SND
2016-05-046050460-02SND
2016-05-046050460-03SND
2016-05-046050460-04SND
2016-05-046050460-05SND
2016-11-156111375-01ND
2016-11-156111375-06ND
2016-11-156111375-05ND
2016-11-156111375-04ND
2016-11-156111375-03ND
2016-11-156111375-02ND