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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

San Fernando Water Department

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

9

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
2013ND60ND
2014ND30ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-05-179590-002-0825ND
2013-05-179590-003-0905ND
2013-05-179590-004-0735ND
2013-08-079590-002-1000ND
2013-08-079590-003-1040ND
2013-08-079590-004-0900ND
2014-07-159590-002-0900ND
2014-07-159590-003-1100ND
2014-07-159590-004-1000ND