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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Baxter Springs, City of

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
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND50ND
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
2012-05-07578601PFND
2013-05-14596162PFND
2014-05-13113340ND
2015-05-12331862ND
2015-07-15367163ND
2015-10-07418288ND
2016-01-12475227ND
2016-04-04520323ND
2016-06-07560344ND
2016-07-19585884ND
2016-10-02634558ND
2017-05-29768428ND