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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Benzo[a]pyrene

City of Mesa

Benzo[a]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

102

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND630ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND300ND
2016ND20ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppb for benzo[a]pyrene 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) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for benzo[a]pyrene, established in 1992, 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 PAH exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-11201201110239SND
2012-01-11201201110240SND
2012-01-11201201110241SND
2012-01-11201201120251SND
2012-01-12201201120255SND
2012-01-12201201120256SND
2012-01-12201201120257SND
2012-01-12201201120258SND
2012-01-12201201120259SND
2012-01-18201201180247SND
2012-01-18201201180248SND
2012-01-18201201180249SND
2012-01-18201201180250SND
2012-01-19201201190191SND
2012-01-19201201190192SND
2012-01-23201201230037SND
2012-01-23201201230038SND
2012-01-23201201230039SND
2012-01-23201201230040SND
2012-01-24201201240277SND
2012-01-24201201240278SND
2012-01-24201201240279SND
2012-01-24201201240280SND
2012-02-16201202160414SND
2012-03-06201203070318SND
2012-03-07201203070322SND
2012-04-09201204090008SND
2012-04-16201204160112SND
2012-04-17201204170458SND
2012-04-17201204170459SND
2012-05-07201205070059SND
2012-05-08201205080126SND
2012-08-06201208060115SND
2012-08-06201208060116SND
2012-08-06201208060117SND
2012-08-07201208070366SND
2012-08-07201208070367SND
2012-08-08201208080564SND
2012-08-08201208080565SND
2012-08-13201208130183SND
2012-08-13201208130184SND
2012-08-13201208130185SND
2012-08-14201208140227SND
2012-08-14201208140228SND
2012-08-14201208140229SND
2012-08-15201208150501SND
2012-08-15201208150502SND
2012-08-15201208150503SND
2012-08-22201208220599SND
2012-08-22201208220600SND
2012-08-22201208220601SND
2012-08-27201208270027SND
2012-08-27201208270028SND
2012-08-27201208270029SND
2012-08-28201208280357SND
2012-08-28201208280358SND
2012-08-30201208300258SND
2012-09-24201209240094SND
2012-10-01201210010105SND
2012-11-19201211190081SND
2012-11-19201211190082SND
2012-11-19201211190083SND
2012-11-20201211200157SND
2013-03-05201303050107SND
2013-03-05201303050108SND
2013-05-09201305100036SND
2013-07-16201307170487SND
2013-10-15201310150513SND
2014-02-12201402120615SND
2014-04-14201404140044SND
2015-02-04201502050419SND
2015-02-04201502050428SND
2015-02-09201502090089SND
2015-02-09201502090114SND
2015-02-09201502090116SND
2015-02-11201502120371SND
2015-04-01201504010555SND
2015-04-07201504070448SND
2015-04-07201504080338SND
2015-04-07201504080340SND
2015-04-14201504150237SND
2015-04-14201504150242SND
2015-04-21201504220401SND
2015-04-21201504220403SND
2015-04-29201504290425SND
2015-04-29201504290428SND
2015-07-07201507070352SND
2015-07-07201507070354SND
2015-07-14201507150044SND
2015-07-21201507210313SND
2015-07-21201507210315SND
2015-10-062015100060338SND
2015-10-06201510060339SND
2015-10-06201510060340SND
2015-10-12201510130288SND
2015-10-12201510130289SND
2015-10-14201510150131SND
2015-10-19201510200133SND
2015-10-21201510220130SND
2015-10-21201510220131SND
2016-06-08201606090223SND
2016-10-17201610180304SND