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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

Waterford Township

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

 

25

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
2014ND170ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,800 ppb for xylenes 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 ppb

The legal limit for xylenes, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to xylene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-05LLF11000ND
2014-03-05LLF10999ND
2014-06-04LLF20944ND
2014-06-04LLF20945ND
2014-06-04LLF20941ND
2014-06-04LLF20947ND
2014-06-04LLF20946ND
2014-06-04LLF20942ND
2014-06-04LLF20937ND
2014-06-04LLF20939ND
2014-06-04LLF20940ND
2014-06-04LLF20936ND
2014-06-04LLF20938ND
2014-06-04LLF20943ND
2014-09-10LLF37549ND
2014-10-09LLF48781ND
2014-12-09LLF48780ND
2018-03-06LLH68969ND
2018-03-06LLH68968ND
2018-05-16LLH80891ND
2018-05-16LLH80892ND
2018-07-19LLH94051ND
2018-07-19LLH94052ND
2018-12-06LLI18228ND
2018-12-06LLI18229ND