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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Holliston Water Department

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.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND80ND
2017ND10ND

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 Result
2012-04-23ND
2012-12-19ND
2013-05-22ND
2013-05-22ND
2013-05-22ND
2013-12-11ND
2013-12-11ND
2013-12-11ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-03ND
2016-05-10ND
2016-05-24ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2016-12-05ND
2017-01-10ND