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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

North Penn Water Authority

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

57

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
2014ND240ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND280ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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 lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2814040582-01ND
2014-04-2914040579-01ND
2014-04-2914030719-01ND
2014-04-2914030716-01ND
2014-04-2914030718-01ND
2014-05-1914041348-01ND
2014-06-0914060594-01ND
2014-07-071425946ND
2014-07-071425942ND
2014-07-071425943ND
2014-07-071425953ND
2014-07-071425949ND
2014-07-211427975ND
2014-07-211427976ND
2014-08-041431083ND
2014-08-2514082298-01ND
2014-08-2514082297-01ND
2014-08-2514082296-01ND
2014-08-2514082295-01ND
2015-07-0213013240ND
2015-12-0913633920ND
2016-09-1914908631ND
2016-12-2715372306ND
2016-12-2715372290ND
2017-01-1115517884ND
2017-04-0515937063ND
2017-04-0515937099ND
2017-04-0515936992ND
2017-04-0515937135ND
2017-04-0515937028ND
2017-04-0515936957ND
2017-04-0515937170ND
2017-04-1915937842ND
2017-04-1915937878ND
2017-04-1915937986ND
2017-04-1915938022ND
2017-04-1915937950ND
2017-04-1915937914ND
2017-07-1216414015ND
2017-07-1216414051ND
2017-07-1216413980ND
2017-07-1216414087ND
2017-07-1216413874ND
2017-07-1216413909ND
2017-07-1216413944ND
2017-07-1716414266ND
2017-07-1716414230ND
2017-07-1716414194ND
2017-07-1716414122ND
2017-07-1716414158ND
2017-07-1716414302ND
2017-10-0916880749ND