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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Philadelphia Water Department

Oxamyl is a neurotoxic insecticide used on cotton, fruit and vegetable crops. It may harm fetal development.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 26 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 26 ppb for oxamyl 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 central nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 200 ppb

The legal limit for oxamyl, 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
2012-04-026604134ND
2012-04-026604132ND
2012-04-026604133ND
2013-05-151027470001ND
2013-05-151027470003ND
2013-05-151027470002ND
2014-04-077422122ND
2014-04-077422120ND
2014-04-077422118ND
2014-08-197572176ND
2014-08-197572174ND
2014-08-197572178ND
2015-06-1012888360ND
2015-06-1012888312ND
2015-06-1012888336ND
2016-06-2014411645ND
2016-06-2014411646ND
2016-06-2014411647ND
2017-05-1616101751ND
2017-05-1616101752ND
2017-05-1616101753ND
2017-07-2416420524ND
2017-07-2416420525ND
2017-07-2416420526ND