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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Emmaus Borough Public Water

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

 

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 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
2014-05-27140021797ND
2014-05-27140021795ND
2014-05-27140021798ND
2014-05-27140021796ND
2014-08-28140038949ND
2014-08-28140038946ND
2014-08-28140038948ND
2014-08-28140038947ND
2017-05-2416304188ND
2017-05-2416304187ND
2017-05-2416304186ND
2017-05-2416304189ND
2017-08-3116771676ND
2017-08-3116771677ND
2017-08-3116771675ND
2017-08-3116771674ND