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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

E Daviess County Water Assoc Inc

NOTE: E Daviess County Water Assoc Inc purchases water from Owensboro Municipal Utilities which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Owensboro Municipal Utilities.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

4

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
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for PFOA was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

NOTE: E Daviess County Water Assoc Inc purchases water from Owensboro Municipal Utilities which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Owensboro Municipal Utilities.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-01201404030423AMND
2014-04-01201404030418AMND
2014-10-06201410070317AMND
2014-10-06201410070297AMND