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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Lindane

Waterford Township

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND10ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND110ND

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
2014-05-13LLF17814ND
2018-02-15LLH65840ND
2018-02-15LLH65842ND
2018-02-15LLH65841ND
2018-02-15LLH65844ND
2018-02-15LLH65843ND
2018-02-15LLH65839ND
2018-03-06LLH68971ND
2018-03-06LLH68970ND
2018-03-06LLH68969ND
2018-03-06LLH68968ND
2018-05-16LLH80893ND