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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

New Holland Borough

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND60ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-06-172013067001ND
2014-06-172013067002ND
2014-06-242014124001ND
2014-09-162029357001ND
2014-09-162029357002ND
2014-09-232030649001ND
2017-05-3016219745ND
2017-05-3016219781ND
2017-06-0616379322ND
2017-08-2916690945ND
2017-08-2916690980ND
2017-09-0516845572ND