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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

Indiana American Water - Richmond

Hexachlorobenzene is a cancer-causing, neurotoxic and hormone-disrupting chemical used as a pesticide until 1984. It is still found in landfills and hazardous waste sites, and can be detected in people.

 

58

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND140ND
2013ND80ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND140ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.03 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for hexachlorobenzene 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppb

The legal limit for hexachlorobenzene, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to hexachlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-13155554RS525-1201ND
2012-02-13155553RS525-1201ND
2012-04-16167623RS28-1202ND
2012-04-16167627RS28-1202ND
2012-04-16167625RS28--1202ND
2012-05-16171735RS525-1202ND
2012-05-16171745RS525-1202ND
2012-07-16167628RS28-1203ND
2012-07-16167624RS28-1203ND
2012-07-16167626RS28-1203ND
2012-08-13171736RS-1203ND
2012-08-15171746RS-1203ND
2012-11-13199009RS525-1204ND
2012-11-13199006RS525-1204ND
2013-02-13207558RS525-1301ND
2013-02-13207559RS525-1301ND
2013-05-14218976RS525-1302ND
2013-05-14218975RS525-1302ND
2013-08-12231826RS525-1303ND
2013-08-12231828RS525-1303ND
2013-11-13240514RS525-1304ND
2013-11-13240513RS525-1304ND
2014-02-10247668RS525-1401ND
2014-02-10247669RS525-1401ND
2014-05-12256299RS525-1402ND
2014-05-12256298RS525-1402ND
2014-08-12265615RS525-1403ND
2014-08-12265614RS525-1403ND
2014-11-12274883RS525-1404ND
2014-11-12274881RS525-1404ND
2015-02-09281655RS525-1501ND
2015-02-09281653RS525-1501ND
2015-04-0728647101RS28-150ND
2015-04-0728646701RS28-150ND
2015-04-0728646201RS28-150ND
2015-05-1228894401RS525-15ND
2015-05-1228894601RS525-15ND
2015-07-1539499201RS28-150ND
2015-07-1529499501RS28-150ND
2015-07-21294999RV-1503ND
2015-08-1029927801RS525-15ND
2015-08-1029927601RS-1503ND
2015-11-09305397RS525-1504ND
2015-11-09305395RS525-1504ND
2016-05-09318680RS525-1602ND
2016-05-09318682RS525-1602ND
2016-08-0932886801RS525-16ND
2016-08-0932886601RS525-16ND
2016-11-1433728301RS-1604ND
2016-11-1433728101RS-1604ND
2017-02-14345570RS525-1701ND
2017-02-14345568RS525-1701ND
2017-05-08354292RS525-1702ND
2017-05-08354290RS525-1702ND
2017-08-15365881RS525-1703ND
2017-08-15365879RS525-1703ND
2017-11-13375901RS525-1704ND
2017-11-14375899RS525-1704ND