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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

City of Lexington

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND70ND
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-16168276ND
2013-01-22219513ND
2014-04-14295645ND
2015-01-26343788ND
2015-01-26343787ND
2015-01-26343786ND
2015-01-26343785ND
2015-01-26343784ND
2015-04-06354076ND
2015-07-27376102ND
2016-01-19ND