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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

North Penn Water Authority

Carbofuran is a highly toxic insecticide phased out from use in the U.S. since 2009 due to the risks it posed to children and the environment.

 

56

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
2016ND20ND
2017ND280ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for carbofuran 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 brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 40 ppb

The legal limit for carbofuran, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to carbofuran exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2814040582-01ND
2014-04-2914040579-01ND
2014-04-2914030720-01ND
2014-04-2914030719-01ND
2014-04-2914030716-01ND
2014-04-2914030718-01ND
2014-05-1914041348-01ND
2014-07-0714070808-001ND
2014-07-0714070812-001ND
2014-07-0714070809-001ND
2014-07-0714070804-001ND
2014-07-0714070787-001ND
2014-07-2114072516-001ND
2014-07-2114072521-001ND
2014-08-0414080384-001ND
2014-08-2514082298-01ND
2014-08-2514082297-01ND
2014-08-2514082296-01ND
2014-08-2514082295-01ND
2015-07-0213013254ND
2015-12-0913633934ND
2016-08-2314907924ND
2016-11-0215226751ND
2017-02-2215795486ND
2017-04-0515937093ND
2017-04-0515937118ND
2017-04-0515937022ND
2017-04-0515937164ND
2017-04-0515937057ND
2017-04-0515936986ND
2017-04-0515937199ND
2017-04-1915937872ND
2017-04-1915937908ND
2017-04-1915938016ND
2017-04-1915938052ND
2017-04-1915937980ND
2017-04-1915937944ND
2017-07-1216414009ND
2017-07-1216414081ND
2017-07-1216414045ND
2017-07-1216414116ND
2017-07-1216413903ND
2017-07-1216413938ND
2017-07-1216413974ND
2017-07-1716414296ND
2017-07-1716414260ND
2017-07-1716414224ND
2017-07-1716414152ND
2017-07-1716414188ND
2017-07-1716414332ND
2017-10-0916880779ND