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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

City of Emporia

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

 

11

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
2015ND50ND
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
2012-05-15578987PFND
2013-05-21596457PFND
2014-05-20117267ND
2014-10-22217851ND
2015-01-14262216ND
2015-04-23317917ND
2015-05-20335839ND
2015-07-28374632ND
2015-10-27418823ND
2016-09-13622791ND
2017-05-29767841ND