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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

City of North Platte

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND100ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
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
2012-03-20152796ND
2012-06-13165467ND
2013-05-01230610ND
2013-05-01230609ND
2013-06-05229802ND
2014-02-12278804ND
2014-05-21295520ND
2014-05-21295521ND
2014-09-30282017ND
2014-09-30282023ND
2014-09-30282018ND
2014-09-30282019ND
2014-09-30282020ND
2014-09-30282021ND
2014-09-30282022ND
2015-01-26343162ND
2015-07-29375843ND
2016-06-02ND
2017-01-30ND
2017-04-17ND