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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Toxaphene

Waterford Township

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

 

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 0.03 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
2014-05-13LLF17814ND
2018-02-15LLH65840ND
2018-02-15LLH65844ND
2018-02-15LLH65841ND
2018-02-15LLH65842ND
2018-02-15LLH65843ND
2018-02-15LLH65839ND
2018-03-06LLH68971ND
2018-03-06LLH68969ND
2018-03-06LLH68970ND
2018-03-06LLH68968ND
2018-05-16LLH80893ND