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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND300ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-1437729_12-04108ND
2012-08-3037729_12-24129ND
2012-11-1937729_12-32872ND
2013-03-1937729_13-07721ND
2013-05-1437729_13-13229ND
2013-09-1737729_13-27690ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18166ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18167ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18168ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18169ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18170ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18171ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18165ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18164ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18163ND
2016-06-1037729_16-19321ND
2016-06-1237729_16-19317ND
2016-06-1237729_16-19320ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19322ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19323ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19324ND
2016-09-063541954ND
2016-09-063541948ND
2016-09-063541959ND
2016-09-133545837ND
2016-09-133545842ND
2016-09-133545847ND
2016-09-143545831ND
2016-09-143545826ND
2016-09-143545821ND
2016-09-193550518ND
2016-09-193550523ND
2016-09-193550528ND
2016-09-203550539ND
2016-09-203550544ND
2016-09-203550534ND