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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toxaphene

Arapahoe Cnty Wwwa

Toxaphene is a neurotoxic, persistent and bioaccumulative insecticide classified by the EPA as a probable human carcinogen.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND140ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND140ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.03 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for toxaphene 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 3 ppb

The legal limit for toxaphene, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to toxaphene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-01-13ND
2012-01-13ND
2012-01-23ND
2012-01-23ND
2012-04-03ND
2012-04-03ND
2012-04-03ND
2012-04-06ND
2012-04-06ND
2012-04-06ND
2012-04-09ND
2012-07-05ND
2012-07-05ND
2012-07-05ND
2014-11-11ND
2014-11-11ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-09ND
2016-08-16ND
2016-08-16ND