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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Simazine

SBNDO County Service Area 70J

Simazine is a hormone-disrupting herbicide related to atrazine. It affects the male and female reproductive systems. In studies of laboratory animals, simazine increases blood levels of estrogen, decreases prolactin and progesterone, and causes mammary and ovarian tumors.

 

11

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
2013ND10ND
2014ND50ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND50ND

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 simazine 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) 4 ppb

The legal limit for simazine, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies 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
2013-10-183761-005-1020ND
2014-02-033761-001-1130ND
2014-02-033761-002-1030ND
2014-02-033761-003-0930ND
2014-02-033761-005-1345ND
2014-02-043761-004-1300ND
2017-07-313761-001-1245ND
2017-07-313761-005-1115ND
2017-08-013761-002-1145ND
2017-08-013761-003-1300ND
2017-08-013761-004-1230ND