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Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)

Warminster Municipal Authority

Perfluoroheptanoic acid 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.

 

38

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
20136.13 ppt184ND - 56.1 ppt
20145.54 ppt203ND - 71.0 ppt
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 perfluoroheptanoic acid 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 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 detec.

ppt = parts per trillion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-11-19K1312858-004ND
2013-11-19K1312858-00723.8 ppt
2013-11-19K1312858-00819.9 ppt
2013-11-19K1312858-01256.1 ppt
2013-11-19K1312858-013ND
2013-11-19K1312858-010ND
2013-11-19K1312858-011ND
2013-11-19K1312858-00210.5 ppt
2013-11-19K1312858-001ND
2013-11-19K1312858-005ND
2013-11-19K1312858-006ND
2013-11-19K1312858-003ND
2013-11-19K1312858-009ND
2013-11-19K1312858-015ND
2013-11-19K1312858-014ND
2013-11-19K1312858-017ND
2013-11-19K1312858-018ND
2013-11-19K1312858-016ND
2014-03-13K1402665-001ND
2014-06-09K1405923-007ND
2014-06-09K1405923-011ND
2014-06-09K1405923-009ND
2014-06-09K1405923-001ND
2014-06-09K1405923-025ND
2014-06-09K1405923-005ND
2014-06-09K1405923-003ND
2014-06-09K1405923-021ND
2014-06-09K1405923-015ND
2014-06-09K1405776-00123.9 ppt
2014-06-09K1405923-023ND
2014-06-09K1405776-00315.9 ppt
2014-06-09K1405923-019ND
2014-06-09K1405923-017ND
2014-06-09K1405776-00571.0 ppt
2014-06-09K1405923-013ND
2014-06-09K1405927-001ND
2014-06-09K1405923-027ND
2014-08-19K1409090-001ND