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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

Connecticut Water Company - Shoreline Region-chester System

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-04070SOC2ND
2013-01-08245SOC2ND
2013-01-17130117CWCCSOC2ND
2013-04-11130412CWCASOC2ND
2013-06-20130621CWCSOC2ND
2013-07-16130716CWCFSOC2ND
2014-01-29140130CWCCSOC2ND
2015-06-09BJ28007SOCRND
2016-01-27BK58356SOCRND
2016-05-04BN25257SOC2ND
2016-07-12BN71472SOC2ND
2016-07-19BN75759SOC2ND
2017-06-12BY37361SOCRND