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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Freeport

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
2015ND50ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-231201B48-001BND
2012-01-231201B48-004BND
2012-04-251204C70-001BND
2012-04-251204C70-004BND
2014-05-191405A35-001AND
2014-07-151407A33-001BND
2014-10-141410806-001BND
2015-01-201501B51-001BND
2015-01-201501B51-003BND
2015-01-211501B51-006BND
2015-05-261505K11-001BND
2015-05-261505K11-004BND