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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other 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.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was proposed by 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.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-07-25K1307793-007ND
2013-07-25K1307793-001ND
2013-07-25K1307793-003ND
2013-09-25K1310498-001ND
2014-01-291069551003ND
2014-01-291069551006ND
2014-01-291069551009ND
2015-06-242079084001ND