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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Bellefonte Borough Water Authority

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

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

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, 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
2015-07-1613061464ND
2016-03-1614031430ND
2016-06-1514635291ND
2016-09-2214974649ND
2016-11-1715428413ND
2017-03-2215849498ND
2017-05-1616319949ND
2017-05-1616319923ND
2017-08-1716628595ND
2017-08-1716628624ND