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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

Pennsylvania American Royersford

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene was historically used for the manufacture of currently banned pesticides, such as endrin, dieldrin and chlordane. It’s still used for production of flame retardants, resins and plastics.

 

20

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
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND100ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 2 ppb for hexachlorocyclopentadiene 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 harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

The legal limit for hexachlorocyclopentadiene, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-0225339901ND
2014-04-0225340101ND
2014-04-0325339801ND
2014-04-0325340201ND
2014-06-2525340401ND
2014-08-0526516601ND
2014-08-0526516201ND
2014-08-0626516401ND
2014-08-0626516701ND
2014-08-1226516501ND
2017-04-1115931557ND
2017-04-1115931527ND
2017-04-1115931499ND
2017-04-1115931471ND
2017-04-1115931443ND
2017-08-1516560833ND
2017-08-1516560861ND
2017-08-1516560805ND
2017-08-1616560889ND
2017-08-3116721944ND