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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Lee County Utilities

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

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
20190.0190 ppb21ND - 0.0380 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

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
2019-01-070.0380 ppb
2019-07-01ND