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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Lehigh County Authority Allentown Division

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

 

8

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
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

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
2014-05-2014050155-01ND
2014-05-2014050156-01ND
2014-08-0514073845-01ND
2014-08-0514073846-01ND
2017-04-1915984286ND
2017-04-1915984314ND
2017-07-1116457731ND
2017-07-1116457761ND