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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

City of North Platte

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND140ND
2014ND140ND
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
2013-10-01201310030462AMND
2013-10-01201310030497AMND
2013-10-01201310040263AMND
2013-10-01201310030488AMND
2013-10-01201310030486AMND
2013-10-01201310030247AMND
2013-10-01201310030367AMND
2013-10-02201310040131AMND
2013-10-02201310040232AMND
2013-10-02201310040270AMND
2013-10-02201310040126AMND
2013-10-02201310040208AMND
2013-10-02201310040242AMND
2013-10-02201310040117AMND
2014-04-14201404160626AMND
2014-04-14201404160738AMND
2014-04-14201404160896AMND
2014-04-14201404160823AMND
2014-04-14201404160892AMND
2014-04-14201404160903AMND
2014-04-14201404160640AMND
2014-04-15201404160624AMND
2014-04-15201404160632AMND
2014-04-15201404160812AMND
2014-04-15201404160915AMND
2014-04-15201404160825AMND
2014-04-15201404160831AMND
2014-04-15201404160634AMND