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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Oxamyl (Vydate)

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

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
2012ND30ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND50ND

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
2012-04-0512040671ND
2012-04-1912041363ND
2012-10-1812101416-01ND
2013-01-2513012326-01ND
2014-06-1114061493-01ND
2014-08-2114082551-01ND
2015-06-3012935787ND
2016-03-1614031424ND
2016-06-1514470319ND
2016-08-2514974540ND
2016-11-1715428394ND
2017-02-2215849414ND
2017-05-1616319941ND
2017-05-1616319915ND
2017-08-1716628609ND
2017-08-2216628614ND