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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

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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.

 

43

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
2013ND200ND
2014ND200ND
2015ND30ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/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 defined 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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-10-093J10006-40AND
2013-10-093J10006-13AND
2013-10-093J10006-25AND
2013-10-093J10006-22AND
2013-10-093J10006-52AND
2013-10-093J10006-19AND
2013-10-093J10006-49AND
2013-10-093J10006-16AND
2013-10-093J10006-58AND
2013-10-093J10006-34AND
2013-10-093J10006-55AND
2013-10-093J10006-37AND
2013-10-093J10006-43AND
2013-10-093J10006-10AND
2013-10-093J10006-07AND
2013-10-093J10006-31AND
2013-10-093J10006-01AND
2013-10-093J10006-04AND
2013-10-093J10006-46AND
2013-10-093J10006-28AND
2014-04-074D08021-04ND
2014-04-074D08021-01ND
2014-04-084D09016-01ND
2014-04-084D09016-07ND
2014-04-084D09016-04ND
2014-04-094D10050-43ND
2014-04-094D10050-04ND
2014-04-094D10050-01ND
2014-04-094D10050-31ND
2014-04-094D10050-07ND
2014-04-094D10050-37ND
2014-04-094D10050-40ND
2014-04-094D10050-34ND
2014-04-094D10050-19ND
2014-04-094D10050-25ND
2014-04-094D10050-13ND
2014-04-094D10050-10ND
2014-04-094D10050-28ND
2014-04-094D10050-16ND
2014-04-094D10050-22ND
2015-12-075L08160-04ND
2015-12-075L08160-07ND
2015-12-075L08160-01ND