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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Prescott Valley WD Upper

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND140ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND200ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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 lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-15201203160214SND
2012-07-25201207260390SND
2013-02-14201302150323SND
2013-02-14201302150325SND
2013-02-14201302150327SND
2013-02-14201302150329SND
2013-02-14201302150330SND
2013-02-14201302150331SND
2013-02-14201302150332SND
2013-07-25201307250257SND
2013-07-25201307250256SND
2013-07-25201307250255SND
2013-07-25201307250254SND
2013-07-25201307250253SND
2013-07-25201307250252SND
2013-07-25201307250251SND
2016-02-09201602100056SND
2016-02-09201602100057SND
2016-02-09201602100055SND
2016-02-10201602110035SND
2016-02-10201602110034SND
2016-02-10201602110033SND
2016-02-10201602110032SND
2016-02-10201602110031SND
2016-02-10201602110030SND
2016-02-10201602110029SND
2016-08-03201608040054SND
2016-08-03201608040050SND
2016-08-03201608040051SND
2016-08-03201608040052SND
2016-08-03201608040053SND
2016-08-04201608050120SND
2016-08-04201608050124SND
2016-08-04201608050123SND
2016-08-04201608050122SND
2016-08-04201608050121SND