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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trifluralin

City of Chicago

Trifluralin is a herbicide that is used on food crops and non-agricultural lands. It was banned in Europe in the late 2000s, primarily due to its ecological toxicity.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 4 ppb for trifluralin was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
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
2015-06-02SF50167-01_01ND
2015-06-02SF50168-01_01ND
2016-04-2516D0604-01_01ND
2016-04-2516D0606-01_01ND
2017-06-2717F1222-03_01ND
2017-06-2717F1222-01_01ND