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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.

 

12

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND90ND
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
2014-05-21201405240050AMND
2014-05-23201405240059AMND
2014-05-23201405240048AMND
2014-08-27201408290803AMND
2014-08-27201408300029AMND
2014-08-27201408290806AMND
2014-11-19201411210528AMND
2014-11-21201411250576AMND
2014-11-21201411250588AMND
2015-02-18201502200338AMND
2015-02-18201502200347AMND
2015-02-20201502250797AMND