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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

City of Abbeville Water System

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND60ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-27AD63992ND
2012-02-27AD63992ND
2014-04-14AD90540ND
2014-04-14AD90541ND
2014-04-14AD90540ND
2014-04-14AD90541ND
2014-12-08AE00340ND
2014-12-08AE00340ND
2017-04-2435308539004ND
2017-04-2435308539005ND
2017-04-2435308539004ND
2017-04-2435308539005ND
2017-11-0635346738001ND
2017-11-0635346738001ND