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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Lindane

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

Lindane is a neurotoxic and carcinogenic insecticide phased out of agricultural use in the U.S. since 2002. It is prescribed to treat lice or scabies, although safer alternatives are available.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.032 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.032 ppb for lindane 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 0.2 ppb

The legal limit for lindane, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-0512040671ND
2012-04-1912041363ND
2012-08-1612081884ND
2012-10-1812101416-01ND
2014-06-1114061493-01ND
2014-08-2114082551-01ND
2015-07-1613061457ND
2016-03-1614031418ND
2016-06-1514470313ND
2016-09-2214974643ND
2016-11-1715428405ND
2017-03-2215849491ND
2017-05-1616319934ND
2017-05-1616319908ND
2017-08-1716628601ND
2017-08-1716628630ND