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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Smyrna Water Department

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

9

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
20130.0120 ppb31ND - 0.0360 ppb
2014ND30ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND30ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-11-2035117221003ND
2013-11-2035117221004ND
2013-11-20351172210050.0360 ppb
2014-03-2435131615001ND
2014-03-2435131615002ND
2014-03-2435131615003ND
2016-11-302193089017ND
2016-11-302193089018ND
2016-11-302193089019ND