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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

Exeter Water Department

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-081208-00321-001ND
2012-11-071211-00137-001ND
2013-07-18BF08887ND
2013-10-09BF53251ND
2014-07-09133509.01ND
2014-10-09136708.02ND
2015-07-16145750.01ND
2015-09-09147823.01ND
2016-02-10152998.01ND
2016-07-13158246.01ND
2017-07-11170940.01ND
2017-10-11174517.01ND