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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

US Air Force Academy

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for picloram. Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

28

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
2013ND100ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
20160.00833 ppb121ND - 0.1000 ppb
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: US Air Force Academy purchases water from Colorado Springs Utilities which is required to test for picloram. Sample information shown below was taken by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Date Result
2013-06-05ND
2013-06-05ND
2013-06-05ND
2013-06-05ND
2013-08-07ND
2013-08-07ND
2013-08-07ND
2013-08-07ND
2013-08-07ND
2013-10-02ND
2015-06-25ND
2015-07-01ND
2016-04-04ND
2016-04-04ND
2016-04-05ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-05-25ND
2016-07-05ND
2016-07-05ND
2016-07-050.1000 ppb
2016-07-06ND
2016-07-06ND
2016-10-03ND
2016-10-03ND
2017-01-04ND
2017-03-08ND
2017-04-05ND
2017-07-21ND