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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Lee County Utilities

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

 

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
20190.0165 ppb21ND - 0.0330 ppb

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
2014-03-06ND
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
2019-01-070.0330 ppb
2019-07-01ND