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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

Springfield

Carbofuran is a highly toxic insecticide phased out from use in the U.S. since 2009 due to the risks it posed to children and the environment.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for carbofuran 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) 40 ppb

The legal limit for carbofuran, 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 carbofuran exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-29AB71308ND
2012-05-29AB71309ND
2013-06-04AB97178ND
2013-06-04AB97179ND
2014-06-02AC23733ND
2014-06-02AC23734ND
2015-06-02AC47103ND
2015-06-02AC47104ND
2016-05-31AC72604ND
2016-05-31AC72602ND
2017-06-13AC96316ND
2017-06-13AC96315ND