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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Simazine

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

Simazine is a hormone-disrupting herbicide related to atrazine. It affects the male and female reproductive systems. In studies of laboratory animals, simazine increases blood levels of estrogen, decreases prolactin and progesterone, and causes mammary and ovarian tumors.

 

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 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for simazine was defined by EWG based on epidemiological studies of human exposure to atrazine in drinking water. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus, harm to the reproductive system and hormone disruption.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for simazine, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit does not fully protect against harm to the reproductive system, harm to the developing fetus, and hormone disruption.

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
2015-07-1613061460ND
2016-03-1614031425ND
2016-06-1514470320ND
2016-09-2214974655ND
2016-11-1715428409ND
2017-03-2215849494ND
2017-05-1616319942ND
2017-05-1616319916ND
2017-08-1716628607ND
2017-08-1716628636ND