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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Simazine

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Simazine is a hormone-disrupting herbicide related to atrazine. It affects the male and female reproductive systems. In studies of laboratory animals, simazine increases blood levels of estrogen, decreases prolactin and progesterone, and causes mammary and ovarian tumors.

 

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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND110ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND140ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for simazine was defined by EWG based on epidemiological studies of human exposure to atrazine in drinking water. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus, harm to the reproductive system and hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for simazine, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit does not fully protect against harm to the reproductive system, harm to the developing fetus, and hormone disruption.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-09-171209790-001-SOCSND
2012-10-151210783-001-SOCSND
2012-12-17121820-001-SOCSND
2012-12-171212860-001-SOCSND
2012-12-181212919-003-SOCSND
2012-12-181212919-001-SOCSND
2012-12-181212919-002-SOCSND
2012-12-181212919-004-SOCSND
2013-02-271302B26-001-SOCSND
2013-02-271302B26-002-SOCSND
2013-02-281302B73-001-SOCSND
2013-02-281302B93-001-SOCSND
2013-03-121303504-002-SOCSND
2013-03-121303504-001-SOCSND
2013-03-131303645-001-SOCSND
2013-03-131303645-002-SOCSND
2013-03-201303977-002-SOCSND
2013-03-201303977-001-SOCSND
2013-03-271303C97-001-SOCSND
2013-04-301304G59-001-SOCSND
2014-01-131401427-003-SOCSND
2014-01-131401452-002-SOCSND
2014-01-131401452-001-SOCSND
2014-01-131401427-002-SOCSND
2014-01-131401427-001-SOCSND
2014-01-171401784-002-SOCSND
2014-01-171401784-001-SOCSND
2014-01-281401B24-002-SOCSND
2014-01-281401B24-001-SOCSND
2015-01-131501687-001-SOCSND
2015-01-131501687-002-SOCSND
2015-01-131501859-001-SOCSND
2015-01-141501751-001-SOCSND
2015-01-141501751-002-SOCSND
2015-01-151501859-002-POCSND
2015-01-231501E11-003-SOCSND
2015-01-231501E11-002-SOCSND
2015-01-231501E11-001-SOCSND
2015-05-081505607-001-SOCSND
2015-10-0715105630001-SOCSND
2016-01-141601939-002-SOCSND
2016-01-141601939-003-SOCSND
2016-01-141601939-001-SOCSND
2016-01-141601939-004-SOCSND
2016-01-151601A31-001ND
2016-01-151601A31-002-SOCSND
2016-01-191601B54-001-SOCSND
2016-01-191601B54-002-SOCSND
2016-03-171603E00-002-SOCSND
2016-03-171603E00-001-SOCSND
2016-04-281604Q17-001-SOCSND
2017-01-03708178001-SOCND
2017-01-05708358001ND
2017-01-10708699001ND
2017-01-11708893004ND
2017-01-11708893002ND
2017-01-11709288002ND
2017-01-11708894001ND
2017-01-11708893003ND
2017-01-11709288001ND
2017-01-11708893001ND
2017-01-12708985001-SOCND
2017-01-307010126001ND
2017-01-317010228001ND
2017-04-197016312001ND