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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Lockport

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND100ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-281208F10-001AND
2012-08-281208F10-013AND
2012-08-281208F10-010AND
2012-08-281208F10-004AND
2012-09-181209838-001AND
2013-03-261303B65-001AND
2013-03-261303B65-004AND
2013-03-261303B65-007AND
2013-04-091304548-001AND
2013-04-091304548-004AND
2015-08-041508225-013CND
2015-08-041508225-010CND
2015-08-041508225-007CND
2015-08-041508225-004CND
2015-08-041508225-001CND
2015-11-101511802-003CND
2015-11-101511802-005CND
2015-11-101511802-001CND
2015-11-101511802-007CND
2015-11-101511802-009CND