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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

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

 

14

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
2016ND30ND
2017ND40ND

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
2012-04-0512040671ND
2012-04-1912041363ND
2012-08-1612081884ND
2012-10-1812101416-01ND
2014-06-1114061493-01ND
2014-08-2114082551-01ND
2015-06-3012935788ND
2016-06-1614470245ND
2016-08-2514974541ND
2016-11-1715428395ND
2017-05-1616319918ND
2017-05-1616319944ND
2017-08-1716628622ND
2017-09-0616786177ND