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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Franklin County Rural Water District 6

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

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

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
2012-06-25580495ZFND
2013-07-01597990ZFND
2014-06-16133182ND
2014-06-30140330ND
2015-05-05328718ND
2016-05-02537646ND
2017-05-08758709ND
2017-06-13778773ND