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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

Frenchtown Township

Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
20190.667 ppt62ND - 2.00 ppt

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-1735130409001AMND
2014-06-1035141663001AMND
2014-09-1635155601001AMND
2014-12-1835168794001AMND
2019-09-05LLI618412.00 ppt
2019-09-06LLI622252.00 ppt
2019-09-17LLI64739ND
2019-09-23LLI66380ND
2019-10-02LLI68875ND
2019-10-09LLI70104ND