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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Palm Beach County Water Utilities

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

 

24

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND90ND

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 Result
2014-05-15ND
2014-05-20ND
2014-05-22ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2014-12-12ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-16ND
2015-06-17ND
2015-06-22ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-11ND
2016-05-24ND
2017-05-03ND
2017-05-10ND
2017-05-17ND
2017-05-30ND
2017-08-07ND
2017-08-08ND
2017-08-09ND
2017-08-17ND
2017-08-28ND