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Diquat

City of Chicago

Diquat is a herbicide used on potato crops and aquatic weeds.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND20ND
2011ND20ND
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 6 ppb

The health guideline of 6 ppb for diquat 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 cataracts.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 20 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)20.0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-04-27SD01536-01_01ND
2010-04-27SD01550-01_01ND
2011-04-26SD11253-01_01ND
2011-04-26SD11252-01_01ND
2012-05-07SE20385-01_01ND
2012-05-07SE20386-01_01ND
2013-06-18SF31008-01_01ND
2013-06-18SF31009-01_01ND
2014-05-20SE40920-01_01ND
2014-05-20SE40922-01_01ND
2015-06-02SF50168-01_01ND
2015-06-02SF50167-01_01ND