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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Heptachlor epoxide

Joshua Valley Water Company

Heptachlor epoxide is a breakdown product of heptachlor, a highly toxic and carcinogenic pesticide banned in the U.S. since the 1980s.

 

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

EWG Health Guideline 0.006 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.006 ppb for heptachlor epoxide 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 heptachlor epoxide, 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.

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