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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

North Penn Water Authority

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

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 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-2214040589-01ND
2014-04-2214030712-01ND
2014-04-2214030714-01ND
2014-04-2214040590-01ND
2014-04-2214030715-01ND
2014-04-2814040582-01ND
2014-04-2914030720-01ND
2014-04-2914030716-01ND
2014-04-2914030718-01ND
2014-05-1914041348-01ND
2014-06-0914060593-01ND
2014-06-0914060589-01ND
2014-07-0714070804-001ND
2014-07-0714070787-001ND
2014-07-0714070808-001ND
2014-07-0714070812-001ND
2014-07-0714070809-001ND
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
2015-07-0213013264ND
2015-12-0913633944ND
2016-08-2314907928ND
2016-11-0215226755ND
2017-02-2215795489ND
2017-04-0515937090ND
2017-04-0515937115ND
2017-04-0515937019ND
2017-04-0515937161ND
2017-04-0515937054ND
2017-04-0515936983ND
2017-04-0515937196ND
2017-04-1915937869ND
2017-04-1915937905ND
2017-04-1915938013ND
2017-04-1915938049ND
2017-04-1915937977ND
2017-04-1915937941ND
2017-07-1216414006ND
2017-07-1216414078ND
2017-07-1216414042ND
2017-07-1216414113ND
2017-07-1216413900ND
2017-07-1216413935ND
2017-07-1216413971ND
2017-07-1716414293ND
2017-07-1716414257ND
2017-07-1716414221ND
2017-07-1716414149ND
2017-07-1716414185ND
2017-07-1716414329ND
2017-10-0916880776ND