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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Endothall

Pennsylvania American Water Pittsburgh

Endothall is a herbicide used to kill aquatic plants and algae. It's also used on potato and cotton crops.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND40ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 94 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 94 ppb for endothall 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 stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for endothall, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1960s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-1425353701ND
2014-04-1525353901ND
2014-07-0826127201ND
2014-07-0926126101ND
2017-04-0516016263ND
2017-04-1116016294ND
2017-07-1016489795ND
2017-07-1016489758ND