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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toxaphene

Town of Princess Anne

Toxaphene is a neurotoxic, persistent and bioaccumulative insecticide classified by the EPA as a probable human carcinogen.

 

7

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
2016ND50ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.03 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for toxaphene 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) 3 ppb

The legal limit for toxaphene, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to toxaphene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-12-28L5979291-1ND
2015-12-28L5979291_1_BND
2016-12-21L6605660_1_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_2_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_3_AND
2016-12-21L6605660_4_AND
2016-12-29L6609497ND