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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND130ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1 ppt

The health guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFCs most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFCs detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-05-1335138482009AMND
2014-05-1335138482007AMND
2014-05-1335138482010AMND
2014-05-1335138482003AMND
2014-05-1435138482005AMND
2014-05-1435138482001AMND
2014-05-3035140106001AMND
2014-11-0535163400001AMND
2014-11-0535163400003AMND
2014-11-1235163769003AMND
2014-11-1235164080001AMND
2014-11-1235163769001AMND
2014-11-1335164082001AMND