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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Emmaus Borough Public Water

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

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 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies 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
2017-05-2416304200ND
2017-05-2416304199ND
2017-05-2416304198ND
2017-05-2416304201ND
2017-08-3116771688ND
2017-08-3116771689ND
2017-08-3116771686ND
2017-08-3116771687ND