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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Glyphosate

Espanola Water System

Glyphosate is the weedkiller marketed as Roundup. The state of California classifies glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer. Read More.

Glyphosate is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and has been linked to increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in people. Exposure to glyphosate during pregnancy may affect fetal development.

 

9

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND30ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 5 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 5 ppb for glyphosate was defined by EWG as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 700 ppb

The legal limit for glyphosate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit does not account for the cancer risks of glyphosate and does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-102014028981ND
2014-09-102014028979ND
2014-09-102014028980ND
2015-06-172015017786ND
2015-08-122015023348ND
2017-05-092017014277ND
2017-05-092017014276ND
2017-07-252017021841ND
2017-07-252017021842ND