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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Endrin

Philadelphia Water Department

Endrin is a banned organochlorine insecticide that is persistent and bioaccumulative. Endrin damages the nervous, immune and reproductive systems in people. It also harms fish, birds and other wildlife.

 

21

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND60ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND60ND

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 endrin 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 change to the heart and blood vessels.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for endrin, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1960s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-026604134ND
2012-04-026604132ND
2012-04-026604133ND
2014-04-077422122ND
2014-04-077422120ND
2014-04-077422118ND
2014-08-197572176ND
2014-08-197572174ND
2014-08-197572178ND
2015-06-1012888331ND
2015-06-1012888307ND
2015-06-1012888355ND
2016-06-0314411773ND
2016-06-0314411748ND
2016-06-0314411723ND
2017-05-1616101002ND
2017-05-1616100977ND
2017-05-1616100952ND
2017-07-2416420640ND
2017-07-2416420615ND
2017-07-2416420590ND