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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

Marion Municipal Water Department

Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

8

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
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND30ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND

ppt = parts per trillion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1 ppt

The health guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-0723764301ND
2013-10-0723764201ND
2013-10-0723764101ND
2014-04-0825311501ND
2014-04-0825311401ND
2014-04-0825311301ND
2014-10-0727287701ND
2015-04-0728660201ND