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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Hastings

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND60ND
2016ND80ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-2412G2046-01ND
2012-10-3112J1430-01ND
2013-05-3013E2546-01ND
2013-05-3013E2549-03ND
2013-05-3013E2549-04ND
2013-09-0413I0104-01ND
2013-09-0413I0104-02ND
2013-09-0413I0104-03ND
2015-02-1915B0913-01ND
2015-02-1915B0913-02ND
2015-02-1915B0913-03ND
2015-06-0915F0596-01ND
2015-06-0915F0596-03ND
2015-06-0915F0596-02ND
2016-03-223418442ND
2016-03-223418462ND
2016-03-223418500ND
2016-03-223418530ND
2016-03-223418538ND
2016-05-313461069ND
2016-05-313461086ND
2016-05-313461091ND