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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

Paw Penn District

Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND10ND

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-10-0627102001ND
2014-10-0627101801ND
2014-10-0627102101ND
2014-10-1327101701ND
2014-10-1327101901ND
2014-10-1327102201ND
2014-10-1427102401ND
2014-10-1427102301ND
2015-04-0328566501ND
2015-04-0328565901ND
2015-04-0328566401ND
2015-04-0328566101ND
2015-04-0728566001ND
2015-04-0728566601ND
2015-04-0728566201ND
2015-04-0828566301ND
2019-07-30PA_PFA_Phase1_00ND