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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

City of Surprise - Mountain Vista

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.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND40ND

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
2012-01-262012012-04SND
2012-01-262012012-03SND
2012-01-262012012-02SND
2012-01-262012012-01SND
2013-01-233011767-04ND
2013-01-233011767-03ND
2013-01-233011767-02ND
2013-01-233011767-01ND
2014-01-224011817-02SND
2014-01-224011817-04SND
2014-01-224011817-03SND
2014-01-224011817-01SND
2015-01-215011694-04ND
2016-01-256012035-04TND
2016-01-256012035-03TND
2016-01-256012035-03SND
2016-01-256012035-02TND
2016-01-256012035-01TND
2017-01-307012591-01SND
2017-01-307012591-04SND
2017-01-307012591-03SND
2017-01-307012591-02SND