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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Southeastern Water Assoc/Nelson Valley

NOTE: Southeastern Water Assoc/Nelson Valley purchases water from Somerset Water Service which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Somerset Water Service.

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
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
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: Southeastern Water Assoc/Nelson Valley purchases water from Somerset Water Service which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Somerset Water Service.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-08-12201308210323AMND
2013-11-12201311190182AMND
2014-02-10201402180128AMND
2014-05-12201405160412AMND