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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Glyphosate

Water District 1 of Johnson County

Glyphosate is the weedkiller marketed as Roundup. The state of California classifies glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer. Read More.

Glyphosate is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and has been linked to increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in people. Exposure to glyphosate during pregnancy may affect fetal development.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 5 ppb for glyphosate was defined by EWG as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 700 ppb

The legal limit for glyphosate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit does not account for the cancer risks of glyphosate and does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-22MAY2012-SOC-TP2ND
2012-05-22MAY2012-SOC-TP3ND
2012-05-30MAY2012-SOC-TP1ND
2013-05-01MAY2013-OC-TP1ND
2013-05-01MAY2013-OC-TP2ND
2013-05-01MAY2013-OC-TP3ND
2013-07-08JUL2013-OC-TP1ND
2014-05-07MAY2014-OC-TP3ND
2014-05-07MAY2014-OC-TP2ND
2014-05-07MAY2014-OC-TP1ND
2015-05-19MAY2015-SOC-TP1ND
2015-05-19MAY2015-SOC-TP2ND
2015-05-19MAY2015-SOC-TP3ND
2016-05-17MAY2016--TP3ND
2016-05-17MAY2016--TP2ND
2016-06-20JUN2016--TP1ND
2017-05-16MAY2017--TP2ND
2017-05-16MAY2017--TP3ND
2017-07-12JUL2017--TP1ND