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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

Centennial Water and Sanitation District

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene was historically used for the manufacture of currently banned pesticides, such as endrin, dieldrin and chlordane. It’s still used for production of flame retardants, resins and plastics.

 

29

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
20150.0325 ppb41ND - 0.130 ppb
2016ND80ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 2 ppb for hexachlorocyclopentadiene 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) 50 ppb

The legal limit for hexachlorocyclopentadiene, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-03-19ND
2012-08-22ND
2012-08-23ND
2012-10-16ND
2012-10-31ND
2013-03-19ND
2013-03-19ND
2013-06-12ND
2013-08-27ND
2014-07-23ND
2014-07-29ND
2015-05-200.130 ppb
2015-07-27ND
2015-08-12ND
2015-08-12ND
2016-03-10ND
2016-05-17ND
2016-07-27ND
2016-07-27ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-10-10ND
2016-10-10ND
2016-10-12ND
2017-01-25ND
2017-01-25ND
2017-06-14ND
2017-08-15ND
2017-08-17ND
2017-08-17ND