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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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 pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-11JAN2012-OC-525ND
2012-05-232012-05-23--515_ND
2012-05-232012-05-23--525&ND
2012-07-302012-07-30--525ND
2012-10-172012-10-17--525ND
2013-01-282013-01-28--OC52ND
2013-05-15MAY-13-OCND
2013-07-292013-07-29--525ND
2013-11-202013-11-20--525ND
2014-01-222014-01-22--OC52ND
2014-05-13MAY-14-SOCND
2014-08-132014-08-13--OC52ND
2017-08-072017-08-07-SOCND
2017-11-092017-11-09-SOCND