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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)

City of Lake Charles Water System

Perfluoroheptanoic acid is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. 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
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND120ND
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 perfluoroheptanoic acid 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 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 detec.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-2535181144003AMND
2015-03-2535181144007AMND
2015-03-2535181144005AMND
2015-03-2535181144001AMND
2015-03-2535181144009AMND
2015-03-3035181602001AMND
2015-09-2335208696003AMND
2015-09-2335208696007AMND
2015-09-2335208696009AMND
2015-09-2335208696005AMND
2015-09-2335208696001AMND
2015-10-0835211214002AMND