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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Glendale Water Department

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

23

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND230ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2017-01-129588-070-1011ND
2017-01-129588-069-1003ND
2017-02-219588-069-1027ND
2017-02-219588-070-1033ND
2017-03-169588-069-1027ND
2017-03-169588-070-1033ND
2017-04-139588-069-1017ND
2017-04-139588-070-1027ND
2017-05-119588-069-0927ND
2017-05-119588-070-0937ND
2017-06-129588-069-0847ND
2017-06-129588-070-0857ND
2017-07-139588-069-0900ND
2017-07-139588-070-0858ND
2017-08-109588-069-0921ND
2017-08-109588-070-0931ND
2017-09-149588-069-0931ND
2017-10-109588-069-1131ND
2017-10-109588-070-1137ND
2017-11-169588-070-1121ND
2017-11-169588-069-1113ND
2017-12-159588-070-0833ND
2017-12-159588-069-0823ND