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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Greenville City PWS

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-059800113868ND
2012-05-039800119475ND
2012-06-079800028734ND
2013-04-049800056252ND
2013-05-029800100815ND
2013-06-069800107914ND
2014-04-03A140124418ND
2014-05-01A140124420ND
2014-06-05A140191621ND
2015-04-02A150232329ND
2015-05-01A150285277ND
2015-06-05A150232332ND
2016-04-01A160374757ND
2016-05-05A160399111ND
2016-06-02A160338189ND
2017-04-06A170487419ND
2017-05-05A170487420ND
2017-06-01A170487421ND