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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

City of Scottsdale

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

43

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND210ND
2015ND30ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND190ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-054020547-04SND
2014-02-054020547-03SND
2014-02-054020547-02SND
2014-02-054020547-01ND
2014-02-114020994-01ND
2014-02-124020997-01SND
2014-02-134021207-02SND
2014-02-134021207-01SND
2014-03-134031189-01SND
2014-06-034060399-01ND
2014-08-054080531-01ND
2014-08-054080527-01ND
2014-08-054080529-01ND
2014-08-074080785-03ND
2014-08-074080785-02ND
2014-08-074080785-01ND
2014-08-144081396-01ND
2014-08-214081971-01ND
2014-08-264082445-01ND
2014-08-274082450-01ND
2014-11-10201411100040SND
2015-01-265012122-01ND
2015-06-15201506150242SND
2015-07-28201507290355SND
2017-01-23201701230480SND
2017-01-31201701310419SND
2017-03-13201703130443SND
2017-04-11201704121085SND
2017-04-18201704180733SND
2017-05-03201705030393SND
2017-05-03201705030386SND
2017-05-11201705110565SND
2017-05-25201705250273SND
2017-08-09201708090677SND
2017-10-02201710020518SND
2017-10-10201710100211SND
2017-10-10201710100207SND
2017-10-23201710230327SND
2017-10-31201711010965SND
2017-10-31201711010947SND
2017-11-01201711010961SND
2017-11-01201711010957SND
2017-11-09201711090343SND