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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Washington Aqueduct Division

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

50

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
2013ND80ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND100ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-01McMillanND
2012-01-01DalecarliaND
2012-04-01DalecarliaND
2012-04-01McMillanND
2012-07-01DalecarliaND
2012-07-01McMillanND
2012-10-01DalecarliaND
2012-10-01McMillanND
2013-01-01DalecarliaND
2013-01-01McMillanND
2013-04-01DalecarliaND
2013-04-01McMillanND
2013-07-01McMillanND
2013-07-01DalecarliaND
2013-10-01DalecarliaND
2013-10-01McMillanND
2014-01-01DalecarliaND
2014-01-01McMillanND
2014-04-01DalecarliaND
2014-04-01McMillanND
2014-07-01DalecarliaND
2014-07-01McMillanND
2014-10-01DalecarliaND
2014-10-01McMillanND
2015-01-01DalecarliaND
2015-01-01McMillanND
2015-04-01DalecarliaND
2015-04-01McMillanND
2015-07-01DalecarliaND
2015-07-01McMillanND
2015-10-01McMillanND
2015-10-01DalecarliaND
2016-01-01DalecarliaND
2016-01-01McMillanND
2016-04-01DalecarliaND
2016-04-01McMillanND
2016-07-01DalecarliaND
2016-07-01McMillanND
2016-10-01McMillanND
2016-10-01DalecarliaND
2017-01-01DalecarliaND
2017-01-01McMillanND
2017-04-01DalecarliaND
2017-04-01McMillanND
2017-07-01DalecarliaND
2017-07-01McMillanND
2017-10-01DalecarliaND
2017-10-01McMillanND
2017-12-01DalecarliaND
2017-12-01McMillanND