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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Springfield

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

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

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

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
2017-06-13AC96315ND
2017-06-13AC96316ND