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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Lee County Utilities

Oxamyl is a neurotoxic insecticide used on cotton, fruit and vegetable crops. It may harm fetal development.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND100ND
2018ND30ND
20190.185 ppb21ND - 0.370 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 26 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 26 ppb for oxamyl 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 the central nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 ppb

The legal limit for oxamyl, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2014-03-06ND
2014-03-06ND
2014-03-24ND
2014-03-24ND
2014-05-29ND
2014-09-09ND
2014-09-09ND
2014-09-10ND
2014-09-10ND
2014-11-17ND
2017-03-01ND
2017-03-01ND
2017-03-02ND
2017-03-02ND
2017-03-02ND
2017-09-06ND
2017-09-06ND
2017-09-22ND
2017-09-22ND
2017-09-22ND
2018-06-11ND
2018-07-09ND
2018-10-01ND
2019-01-070.370 ppb
2019-07-01ND