Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database

Donate

Glyphosate

Danville City Water Works

Glyphosate is the herbicide marketed by Monsanto as Roundup. Glyphosate can be applied directly to glyphosate-resistant GMO corn and soy plants without killing them. 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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND40ND
2011ND40ND
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 5 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 700 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)700 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-02-0210183001ND
2010-04-1910361901ND
2010-08-0210652701ND
2010-11-0110895401ND
2011-02-1511164-01ND
2011-05-1613526-01ND
2011-08-1516268-01ND
2011-10-0318185-01ND
2013-02-1812147-01ND
2013-08-0520437-01ND
2014-05-0515608-01ND
2014-11-0325219-01ND
2015-03-0212586-01ND
2015-07-2820580-01ND