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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Beauregard Water Works District #3

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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND120ND

ppt = parts per trillion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1 ppt

The 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 PFCs most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFCs detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-02-273197560ND
2015-02-273197681ND
2015-02-273197604ND
2015-02-273197586ND
2015-02-273197672ND
2015-03-113205154ND
2015-08-183305578ND
2015-08-183305527ND
2015-08-183305612ND
2015-08-183305536ND
2015-08-183305569ND
2015-08-183305950ND