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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Hastings

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

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 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

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