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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Albany Water Works

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
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

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
2014-02-254021171-01ND
2014-02-254021172-01ND
2014-05-194050890-01ND
2014-05-194050891-01ND
2017-02-077020216-01ND
2017-02-077020215-01ND
2017-05-027050966-01ND
2017-05-027050967-01ND