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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)

Inman Campobello WD

NOTE: Inman Campobello WD purchases water from Union County Water System which is required to test for perfluoroheptanoic acid (pfhpa). Sample information shown below was taken by Union County Water System.

Perfluoroheptanoic acid is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

 

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
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppt = parts per trillion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppt

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluoroheptanoic acid was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

ppt = parts per trillion

All test results

NOTE: Inman Campobello WD purchases water from Union County Water System which is required to test for perfluoroheptanoic acid (pfhpa). Sample information shown below was taken by Union County Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-03-0335128752003AMND
2014-03-0335128752001AMND
2014-04-2835135799001AMND
2014-05-0135136332001AMND
2014-07-2935148373003AMND
2014-07-2935148373001AMND
2014-10-1435159539001AMND
2014-10-1435159539003AMND