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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

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.

 

41

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.561 ppt411ND - 23.0 ppt
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
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 PFOA 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
2013-02-26201302280379AMND
2013-02-26201302280404AMND
2013-02-26201302280397AMND
2013-02-26201302280394AMND
2013-02-27201302280402AMND
2013-02-27201303010360AMND
2013-02-27201302280415AMND
2013-02-27201302280387AMND
2013-02-27201302280375AMND
2013-02-27201302280392AMND
2013-02-27201303010370AMND
2013-02-27201302280385AMND
2013-02-27201302280373AMND
2013-02-27201302280390AMND
2013-02-27201302280377AMND
2013-02-28201303010376AMND
2013-02-28201303010356AMND
2013-02-28201303010354AMND
2013-03-19201303200285AMND
2013-05-15201305170382AMND
2013-05-16201305170365AM23.0 ppt
2013-08-27201308280186AMND
2013-08-27201308280135AMND
2013-08-27201308280202AMND
2013-08-29201308300199AMND
2013-08-29201308300197AMND
2013-08-29201308300192AMND
2013-08-29201308300146AMND
2013-09-03201309040306AMND
2013-09-03201309040329AMND
2013-09-03201309040308AMND
2013-09-03201309040316AMND
2013-09-09201309100276AMND
2013-09-09201309100216AMND
2013-09-10201309110516AMND
2013-09-12201309130560AMND
2013-09-25201309270077AMND
2013-09-26201309270079AMND
2013-09-26201309270081AMND
2013-11-26201311270062AMND
2013-11-26201311270049AMND