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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

Lockport

Carbofuran is a highly toxic insecticide phased out from use in the U.S. since 2009 due to the risks it posed to children and the environment.

 

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 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for carbofuran 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 40 ppb

The legal limit for carbofuran, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to carbofuran exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

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