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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Benzo[a]pyrene

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Benzo[a]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
20150.0400 ppb21ND - 0.0800 ppb
2016ND40ND
2017ND30ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.007 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppb for benzo[a]pyrene was defined by the 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for benzo[a]pyrene, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to PAH exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-1521403571-SND
2015-09-0821503472-S0.0800 ppb
2015-12-0821504510BND
2016-01-20601211101-SND
2016-04-12604131001ND
2016-07-1321602433-SND
2016-11-0821604077-SND
2017-01-1921700192AA-SND
2017-04-1721701316ND
2017-07-1821702454-SND
2018-07-17807190801-SND
2019-07-10907104201-SND