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Naphthalene

Homer

Naphthalene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators, and also used as a moth repellent. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND20ND
2012ND10ND
20130.383 ppb42ND - 0.980 ppb
20140.533 ppb61ND - 3.20 ppb
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2011-02-07AH18797ND
2011-02-07AH18796ND
2012-10-09AH81324ND
2013-01-14AH87341ND
2013-04-15AH990490.980 ppb
2013-07-08AI055710.550 ppb
2013-10-08AI20240ND
2014-01-08AI261783.20 ppb
2014-01-08AI26177ND
2014-01-08AI26176ND
2014-04-14AI37968ND
2014-07-08AI45055ND
2014-10-16AI57749ND
2015-01-12AI62652ND