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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Atrazine

City of Corona

Atrazine is a herbicide commonly detected in drinking water that comes from cornfield and other agricultural runoff. It is a hormone disrupter that harms the male and female reproductive systems of people and wildlife. Read More.

Federal laws allow up to 3 parts per billion of atrazine in treated tap water. Water suppliers average atrazine measurements collected over a year, which means that the reported values underestimate intense spikes of elevated exposures during the periods in late spring and early summer when atrazine is applied in large amounts on farm fields.

Human epidemiological studies suggest that federal standards for atrazine are insufficient to protect public health. In 1999 the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set a public health goal of 0.15 parts per billion for atrazine in drinking water, based on a study finding increased rates of breast cancer in rats exposed to the chemical. California’s legal maximum for atrazine in tap water is 1 ppb.

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136

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND230ND
2013ND270ND
2014ND250ND
2015ND230ND
2016ND200ND
2017ND180ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for atrazine was defined by EWG based on epidemiological studies of human exposure to atrazine in drinking water.. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus, harm to the reproductive system and hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 3 ppb

The legal limit for atrazine, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit does not fully protect against harm to the reproductive system, harm to the developing fetus, and hormone disruption.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-134790-003-1145ND
2012-06-134790-013-1115ND
2012-06-134790-022-1030ND
2012-06-134790-023-1230ND
2012-06-134790-030-1200ND
2012-06-134790-033-1300ND
2012-06-204790-014-1550ND
2012-06-204790-015-1450ND
2012-06-204790-027-0930ND
2012-06-204790-032-1035ND
2012-06-204790-038-1310ND
2012-06-214790-019-0950ND
2012-06-214790-034-1300ND
2012-06-214790-043-1220ND
2012-06-214790-052-1040ND
2012-06-224790-039-0730ND
2012-06-274790-024-0930ND
2012-06-274790-029-1400ND
2012-06-274790-031-1450ND
2012-06-274790-054-1120ND
2012-06-274790-056-1030ND
2012-06-274790-062-1020ND
2012-12-044790-055-0900ND
2013-02-064790-021-0930ND
2013-02-064790-027-1330ND
2013-02-064790-030-1130ND
2013-02-064790-039-1130ND
2013-02-134790-052-1510ND
2013-02-134790-054-1350ND
2013-02-134790-062-1440ND
2013-05-014790-024-1230ND
2013-05-014790-038-1050ND
2013-05-084790-003-1440ND
2013-05-084790-022-1400ND
2013-05-084790-023-0910ND
2013-05-164790-019-1340ND
2013-05-164790-034-0915ND
2013-05-164790-043-1050ND
2013-06-124790-055-1135ND
2013-06-264790-028-0900ND
2013-08-079590-032-0940ND
2013-08-159590-033-0900ND
2013-08-159590-056-1435ND
2013-08-219590-029-1002ND
2013-08-229590-013-0940ND
2013-08-229590-014-1500ND
2013-08-229590-015-1402ND
2013-08-229590-031-0825ND
2013-09-049590-055-1115ND
2013-12-109590-055-0845ND
2014-02-129590-021-0900ND
2014-02-129590-027-1020ND
2014-02-129590-028-1450ND
2014-02-129590-039-1100ND
2014-02-129590-052-1145ND
2014-02-129590-054-1355ND
2014-02-269590-030-0730ND
2014-03-129590-055-1120ND
2014-05-149590-024-1325ND
2014-05-149590-038-1035ND
2014-05-149590-043-0915ND
2014-05-159590-019-1155ND
2014-05-159590-022-0850ND
2014-05-159590-023-1005ND
2014-05-159590-034-1500ND
2014-08-139590-015-0930ND
2014-08-139590-031-1455ND
2014-08-139590-032-1100ND
2014-08-139590-033-1315ND
2014-08-219590-029-0900ND
2014-08-269590-003-1400ND
2014-08-279590-014-1315ND
2014-08-279590-056-1415ND
2014-08-289590-013-1030ND
2014-09-169590-054-1500ND
2015-02-039590-030-1000ND
2015-02-129590-027-0900ND
2015-02-129590-028-1420ND
2015-02-129590-030-0810ND
2015-02-129590-039-0950ND
2015-02-129590-052-1330ND
2015-05-289590-003-0940ND
2015-05-289590-019-1045ND
2015-05-289590-024-0930ND
2015-05-289590-034-0830ND
2015-05-289590-038-1000ND
2015-05-289590-043-1100ND
2015-06-099590-062-0815ND
2015-08-129590-029-0900ND
2015-08-129590-031-1020ND
2015-08-129590-032-1100ND
2015-08-129590-056-0940ND
2015-08-209590-013-0900ND
2015-08-209590-014-1430ND
2015-08-209590-033-0950ND
2015-09-159590-015-1320ND
2015-10-149590-023-0930ND
2015-10-149590-054-1330ND
2016-04-139590-027-0950ND
2016-04-139590-028-0800ND
2016-04-139590-030-0850ND
2016-04-219590-054-1340ND
2016-04-279590-062-1320ND
2016-07-209590-039-1045ND
2016-08-189590-003-1000ND
2016-08-189590-023-1050ND
2016-08-189590-038-1400ND
2016-08-239590-024-1430ND
2016-08-249590-019-1030ND
2016-08-249590-034-0900ND
2016-08-249590-043-1430ND
2016-10-119590-031-1530ND
2016-10-129590-032-1430ND
2016-10-209590-029-1400ND
2016-10-279590-014-0915ND
2016-10-279590-015-1020ND
2016-10-279590-033-1400ND
2016-10-279590-056-0840ND
2017-04-129590-030-1000ND
2017-04-129590-054-1400ND
2017-04-129590-062-1500ND
2017-04-209590-027-1400ND
2017-04-209590-038-0920ND
2017-04-209590-039-1500ND
2017-08-099590-019-1030ND
2017-08-099590-023-0945ND
2017-08-099590-024-1400ND
2017-08-099590-043-1530ND
2017-08-109590-034-1220ND
2017-10-129590-015-1500ND
2017-10-129590-031-0930ND
2017-10-129590-032-1030ND
2017-10-199590-014-1030ND
2017-10-199590-029-1500ND
2017-10-199590-056-1400ND
2017-10-269590-033-1000ND