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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Diquat

Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority

Diquat is a herbicide used on potato crops and aquatic weeds.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND20ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for diquat 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 cataracts.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 20 ppb

The legal limit for diquat, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-1212012301-001ND
2012-04-2612050115-001ND
2012-10-0912102365-001ND
2013-01-1013011833-001ND
2013-01-1613012575-001ND
2015-01-143171316ND
2016-01-06201601080003ND