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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Joshua Valley Water Company

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

8

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
2013ND40ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND40ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-17201309180214SND
2013-09-17201309180215SND
2013-09-17201309180216SND
2013-09-17201309180217SND
2016-05-18201605190023SND
2016-05-18201605190024SND
2016-05-18201605190025SND
2016-05-18201605190026SND