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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

Carbofuran is a highly toxic insecticide phased out from use in the U.S. since 2009 due to the risks it posed to children and the environment.

 

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 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for carbofuran 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 brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 40 ppb

The legal limit for carbofuran, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to carbofuran exposure.

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
2015-06-3012935790ND
2016-03-1614031428ND
2016-06-1514470323ND
2016-08-2514974543ND
2016-11-1715428397ND
2017-02-2215849415ND
2017-05-1616319947ND
2017-05-1616319921ND
2017-08-1716628608ND
2017-08-2216628613ND