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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND50ND
2015ND50ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-2412E2067-01ND
2012-05-2412E2067-02ND
2012-05-2412E2067-03ND
2012-05-2412E2067-04ND
2012-05-2412E2068-01ND
2012-05-2412E2068-02ND
2014-12-102044527003ND
2014-12-102044527006ND
2014-12-102044527009ND
2014-12-102044527012ND
2014-12-102044527015ND
2015-06-092075906003ND
2015-06-092075906006ND
2015-06-092075906009ND
2015-06-092075906012ND
2015-06-092075906015ND