Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Lindane

Glendale Water Department

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.

 

21

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
2015ND40ND
2016ND50ND
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
2012-01-109590-069-0905ND
2012-04-119590-069-0940ND
2012-07-119590-069-0746ND
2012-10-109590-069-0740ND
2013-01-099590-069-1058ND
2013-04-109590-069-0950ND
2013-07-109590-069-0904ND
2013-10-099590-069-0945ND
2014-01-159590-069-1010ND
2014-04-099590-069-1040ND
2014-07-099590-069-0923ND
2014-10-149590-069-1223ND
2015-01-149590-069-0941ND
2015-04-159590-069-0811ND
2015-07-159590-069-0957ND
2015-10-149590-069-0903ND
2016-01-139590-069-0931ND
2016-04-139590-069-1057ND
2016-07-139590-069-1017ND
2016-09-149590-069-1051ND
2016-10-139590-069-1027ND