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Lindane

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

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.

 

194

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND360ND
2013ND850ND
2014ND300ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND220ND
2017ND50ND

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
2012-02-019590-103-1120ND
2012-02-019590-103-1121ND
2012-02-019590-106-1001ND
2012-02-019590-123-1325ND
2012-02-019590-123-1326ND
2012-02-029590-102-1143ND
2012-02-029590-102-1144ND
2012-02-229590-046-1012ND
2012-03-089590-046-1102ND
2012-05-039590-106-1153ND
2012-05-039590-106-1154ND
2012-05-109590-103-1104ND
2012-05-109590-103-1105ND
2012-05-179590-104-1354ND
2012-05-229590-102-1118ND
2012-05-229590-102-1120ND
2012-05-229590-123-1202ND
2012-05-229590-123-1204ND
2012-05-249590-046-1432ND
2012-08-169590-102-0943ND
2012-08-169590-102-0944ND
2012-08-169590-103-1421ND
2012-08-239590-046-1120ND
2012-08-239590-123-1144ND
2012-08-239590-123-1145ND
2012-08-309590-106-1304ND
2012-08-309590-106-1311ND
2012-11-149590-102-1119ND
2012-11-149590-102-1121ND
2012-11-149590-103-0951ND
2012-11-149590-103-0953ND
2012-11-159590-046-1115ND
2012-11-159590-106-1305ND
2012-11-159590-106-1306ND
2012-11-199590-123-1023ND
2012-11-199590-123-1024ND
2013-01-109590-005-1105ND
2013-01-109590-008-1010ND
2013-01-109590-009-1428ND
2013-01-309590-010-1126ND
2013-02-209590-103-1411ND
2013-02-219590-046-1152ND
2013-02-219590-102-1008ND
2013-02-219590-102-1009ND
2013-02-269590-018-1051ND
2013-02-269590-019-1438ND
2013-02-279590-106-1254ND
2013-02-279590-106-1256ND
2013-02-279590-123-1146ND
2013-02-279590-123-1147ND
2013-02-289590-015-1130ND
2013-03-059590-014-1150ND
2013-03-059590-022-1436ND
2013-03-059590-024-1509ND
2013-03-059590-026-1333ND
2013-03-079590-017-1015ND
2013-03-079590-023-1338ND
2013-03-079590-027-1038ND
2013-03-199590-103-1401ND
2013-03-219590-020-1040ND
2013-03-279590-006-1410ND
2013-04-049590-028-1339ND
2013-04-049590-030-0957ND
2013-04-049590-037-1023ND
2013-04-119590-043-1431ND
2013-04-129590-041-1200ND
2013-04-189590-046-1007ND
2013-04-309590-029-1434ND
2013-05-029590-106-1019ND
2013-05-029590-106-1021ND
2013-05-039590-104-1531ND
2013-05-099590-102-1256ND
2013-05-099590-102-1257ND
2013-05-149590-103-1311ND
2013-05-149590-123-1601ND
2013-05-149590-123-1603ND
2013-05-309590-046-1136ND
2013-07-089590-005-1355ND
2013-07-109590-008-1456ND
2013-07-109590-009-1100ND
2013-07-179590-006-1353ND
2013-07-179590-010-1136ND
2013-08-079590-106-1213ND
2013-08-079590-106-1217ND
2013-08-079590-123-1023ND
2013-08-079590-123-1026ND
2013-08-089590-019-1201ND
2013-08-089590-102-1304ND
2013-08-089590-102-1306ND
2013-08-089590-103-1023ND
2013-08-089590-103-1026ND
2013-08-169590-020-1558ND
2013-08-209590-104-1056ND
2013-08-229590-014-1030ND
2013-08-229590-017-1309ND
2013-08-229590-046-1017ND
2013-08-229590-046-1024ND
2013-08-279590-015-1245ND
2013-08-279590-018-1307ND
2013-09-119590-026-1502ND
2013-09-139590-022-1317ND
2013-09-189590-024-1455ND
2013-09-189590-027-1012ND
2013-09-209590-023-1559ND
2013-10-119590-030-1301ND
2013-10-179590-029-1144ND
2013-10-229590-028-1128ND
2013-10-229590-043-1422ND
2013-10-239590-037-1127ND
2013-10-239590-041-1113ND
2013-10-299590-039-1408ND
2013-11-069590-106-1543ND
2013-11-069590-106-1544ND
2013-11-079590-102-1306ND
2013-11-079590-102-1308ND
2013-11-079590-103-1341ND
2013-11-079590-103-1343ND
2013-11-149590-046-1152ND
2013-11-149590-123-1337ND
2013-11-149590-123-1338ND
2013-12-189590-131-1116ND
2014-02-059590-046-1402ND
2014-02-129590-102-1320ND
2014-02-129590-102-1321ND
2014-02-129590-103-1352ND
2014-02-129590-103-1355ND
2014-02-129590-123-0934ND
2014-02-129590-123-0936ND
2014-02-199590-106-1142ND
2014-02-199590-106-1143ND
2014-05-079590-102-1424ND
2014-05-079590-102-1427ND
2014-05-079590-103-1448ND
2014-05-079590-103-1450ND
2014-05-139590-123-1031ND
2014-05-139590-123-1033ND
2014-05-159590-046-1112ND
2014-08-049590-046-1046ND
2014-08-049590-102-0909ND
2014-08-049590-102-0912ND
2014-08-049590-103-1409ND
2014-08-049590-103-1411ND
2014-08-049590-123-0938ND
2014-08-049590-123-0940ND
2014-11-129590-102-1028ND
2014-11-129590-102-1030ND
2014-11-129590-103-0949ND
2014-11-129590-103-0951ND
2014-11-129590-123-1407ND
2014-11-129590-123-1409ND
2014-11-199590-046-1455ND
2015-02-079590-102-1105ND
2015-02-079590-103-1044ND
2015-02-079590-103-1045ND
2015-02-079590-123-1139ND
2015-02-079590-123-1140ND
2015-02-259590-046-1416ND
2015-03-109590-102-1500ND
2015-03-109590-123-1420ND
2015-04-219590-008-1356ND
2015-05-149590-102-1555ND
2015-05-149590-102-1556ND
2015-05-149590-103-1504ND
2015-05-149590-103-1505ND
2015-05-149590-123-1436ND
2015-05-149590-123-1437ND
2015-05-199590-046-1400ND
2016-01-079590-009-1048ND
2016-01-079590-020-1009ND
2016-01-209590-018-1244ND
2016-02-049590-027-0946ND
2016-02-099590-104-1214ND
2016-02-109590-006-1204ND
2016-02-229590-024-1519ND
2016-03-019590-037-1248ND
2016-03-039590-015-1426ND
2016-04-059590-022-1344ND
2016-04-279590-041-1039ND
2016-05-039590-026-1258ND
2016-05-049590-017-1424ND
2016-06-289590-023-1352ND
2016-08-029590-019-1102ND
2016-09-149590-106-0909ND
2016-09-209590-046-1102ND
2016-10-059590-029-1003ND
2016-10-059590-030-0904ND
2016-12-079590-043-1444ND
2016-12-299590-008-1413ND
2016-12-299590-104-0951ND
2017-01-199590-014-1048ND
2017-03-029590-132-1100ND
2017-04-059590-005-1428ND
2017-11-219590-131-1240ND
2017-12-149590-132-1456ND