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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Diquat

Slidell Water Supply

Diquat is a herbicide used on potato crops and aquatic weeds.

 

16

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
2013ND80ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND80ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for diquat was defined by the 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 cataracts.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 20 ppb

The legal limit for diquat, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-09-10AD83679ND
2013-09-10AD83680ND
2013-09-10AD83681ND
2013-09-10AD83682ND
2013-09-10AD83679ND
2013-09-10AD83680ND
2013-09-10AD83681ND
2013-09-10AD83682ND
2016-12-1335283868058ND
2016-12-1335283868060ND
2016-12-1335283868061ND
2016-12-1335283868063ND
2016-12-1335283868058ND
2016-12-1335283868060ND
2016-12-1335283868061ND
2016-12-1335283868063ND