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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

East Laurel Water District

NOTE: East Laurel Water District purchases water from Wood Creek Water District which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Wood Creek Water District.

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
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was proposed by 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.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

NOTE: East Laurel Water District purchases water from Wood Creek Water District which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Wood Creek Water District.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-21727389-9208ND
2013-09-17746544-9800ND
2013-12-18764246-10486ND
2014-03-19776194-10997ND