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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Sacramento Suburban Water District

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

112

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
2014ND1020ND
2015ND100ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for PFOA was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-03201402040279AMND
2014-02-03201402040304AMND
2014-02-03201402040297AMND
2014-02-03201402040295AMND
2014-02-03201402040281AMND
2014-02-03201402040306AMND
2014-02-03201402040318AMND
2014-02-03201402040291AMND
2014-02-03201402040293AMND
2014-02-05201402060280AMND
2014-02-05201402060399AMND
2014-02-05201402060308AMND
2014-02-05201402060405AMND
2014-02-05201402060266AMND
2014-02-05201402060420AMND
2014-02-05201402060274AMND
2014-02-05201402060278AMND
2014-02-05201402060272AMND
2014-02-06201402070345AMND
2014-02-06201402070361AMND
2014-02-06201402070249AMND
2014-02-06201402070239AMND
2014-02-06201402070215AMND
2014-02-06201402070300AMND
2014-02-06201402070359AMND
2014-02-06201402070341AMND
2014-02-06201402070305AMND
2014-02-10201402110089AMND
2014-02-10201402110101AMND
2014-02-10201402110095AMND
2014-02-10201402110087AMND
2014-02-10201402110105AMND
2014-02-10201402110091AMND
2014-02-10201402110103AMND
2014-02-13201402140361AMND
2014-02-13201402140329AMND
2014-02-13201402140357AMND
2014-02-13201402140274AMND
2014-02-13201402140276AMND
2014-02-13201402140375AMND
2014-02-13201402140377AMND
2014-02-13201402140359AMND
2014-02-13201402140326AMND
2014-02-13201402140278AMND
2014-02-13201402140272AMND
2014-02-13201402140363AMND
2014-02-13201402140353AMND
2014-02-20201402210319AMND
2014-02-20201402210275AMND
2014-05-15201405160276AMND
2014-05-15201405160286AMND
2014-08-06201408070210AMND
2014-08-06201408070333AMND
2014-08-06201408070292AMND
2014-08-06201408070315AMND
2014-08-07201408080159AMND
2014-08-07201408080165AMND
2014-08-07201408080171AMND
2014-08-07201408080169AMND
2014-08-11201408120095AMND
2014-08-11201408120164AMND
2014-08-11201408120131AMND
2014-08-11201408120343AMND
2014-08-11201408120123AMND
2014-08-11201408120093AMND
2014-08-11201408120099AMND
2014-08-11201408120097AMND
2014-08-11201408120256AMND
2014-08-13201408140165AMND
2014-08-13201408140171AMND
2014-08-13201408140178AMND
2014-08-13201408140158AMND
2014-08-13201408140155AMND
2014-08-13201408140167AMND
2014-08-13201408140162AMND
2014-08-13201408140153AMND
2014-08-13201408140176AMND
2014-08-14201408150234AMND
2014-08-14201408150161AMND
2014-08-14201408150154AMND
2014-08-14201408150210AMND
2014-08-14201408150152AMND
2014-08-14201408150238AMND
2014-08-14201408150150AMND
2014-08-14201408150163AMND
2014-08-14201408150148AMND
2014-08-20201408210251AMND
2014-08-20201408210294AMND
2014-08-20201408210283AMND
2014-08-20201408210245AMND
2014-08-20201408210287AMND
2014-08-20201408210257AMND
2014-08-21201408220538AMND
2014-08-21201408220551AMND
2014-08-21201408220553AMND
2014-08-21201408220525AMND
2014-08-21201408220527AMND
2014-08-21201408220531AMND
2014-08-21201408220534AMND
2014-08-21201408220536AMND
2014-11-12201411140283AMND
2014-11-12201411130845AMND
2015-02-05201502060134AMND
2015-02-05201502060110AMND
2015-02-05201502060142AMND
2015-02-05201502060148AMND
2015-02-05201502060099AMND
2015-08-19201508200438AMND
2015-08-19201508200444AMND
2015-08-19201508200442AMND
2015-08-19201508200453AMND
2015-08-19201508200448AMND