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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-26L4137883-1-5153ND
2012-04-26L4137883-1ND
2012-10-0912102365-001ND
2012-10-09L1089474-1ND
2013-01-10L4456223-3ND
2013-01-1013011833-001ND
2013-01-16L4462641-1525ND
2013-01-1613012575-001ND
2014-01-16L4901542-1ND
2014-03-25L4988369-6-515.3ND
2015-01-14L5409387-1-525ND
2015-01-14L5409387-1-515ND
2016-01-06L6008126-1-525ND
2016-01-06L6008126-1-515ND