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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Town of Princess Anne

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
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
2016ND100ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-09-110190002_07_00126ND
2012-09-110190002_08_00126ND
2015-09-22E16001238001ND
2015-12-28L5979291_1_BND
2016-03-30E16003648004ND
2016-03-30E16003648002ND
2016-08-05E17000501005ND
2016-08-05E17000501002ND
2016-10-19E17001766001ND
2016-12-21L6605660_3_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_2_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_1_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_4_AND
2016-12-29L6609497ND