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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Endothall

Olivenhain Municipal Water District

Endothall is a herbicide used to kill aquatic plants and algae. It's also used on potato and cotton crops.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 94 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 94 ppb for endothall 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 the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for endothall, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1960s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-219590-003-0850ND
2013-08-209590-003-1200ND
2014-08-209590-003-1330ND
2015-08-199590-003-1221ND
2016-08-179590-003-1100ND
2017-08-249590-003-0900ND