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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Chapel Hill - Aberdeen Proving Grounds

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.

 

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
2013ND30ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND20ND
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 Lab ID Result
2013-09-260120002_01_10503ND
2013-11-120120002_01_00255ND
2013-11-270120002_01_06090ND
2014-06-230120002_01_20139ND
2014-07-220120002_01_00029ND
2014-09-290120002_01_20316ND
2015-06-122076663001ND
2015-09-142095595001ND
2015-10-19E16001689005ND
2016-05-09E16004258010ND
2016-06-082149676001ND
2017-04-19E17004136001ND