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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Wilmington

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

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-04-182042622-01ND
2012-10-182102784-01ND
2013-04-113041939-01ND
2014-04-174042947-01ND
2015-04-085041647-01ND
2016-04-136042519-01ND
2017-04-057041082-01ND