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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Endothall

Emmaus Borough Public Water

Endothall is a herbicide used to kill aquatic plants and algae. It's also used on potato and cotton crops.

 

16

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
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 94 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 94 ppb for endothall 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for endothall, 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
2014-05-27140021797ND
2014-05-27140021795ND
2014-05-27140021798ND
2014-05-27140021796ND
2014-08-28140038949ND
2014-08-28140038946ND
2014-08-28140038948ND
2014-08-28140038947ND
2017-05-2416304175ND
2017-05-2416304174ND
2017-05-2416304177ND
2017-05-2416304176ND
2017-08-3116771664ND
2017-08-3116771665ND
2017-08-3116771832ND
2017-08-3116771663ND