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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

City of Lakewood

NOTE: City of Lakewood purchases water from Cleveland Public Water System which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Cleveland Public Water System.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other 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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND30ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was proposed by 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.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

NOTE: City of Lakewood purchases water from Cleveland Public Water System which is required to test for perfluorooctanoic acid (pfoa). Sample information shown below was taken by Cleveland Public Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-12201402130383AMND
2014-02-12201402130431AMND
2014-02-12201402130395AMND
2014-02-12201402130397AMND
2014-05-19201405210815AMND
2014-05-19201405210828AMND
2014-05-19201405210567AMND
2014-05-19201405210544AMND
2014-08-04201408050431AMND
2014-08-04201408050392AMND
2014-08-04201408050438AMND
2014-08-04201408050326AMND
2014-11-05201411060279AMND
2014-11-05201411060486AMND
2014-11-05201411060402AMND
2014-11-05201411060400AMND