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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

City of Angleton

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

11

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
2016ND10ND
2017ND30ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-03AB76882ND
2012-04-03AB85854ND
2012-07-09AB94718ND
2013-01-29AC09027ND
2014-02-25AC44548ND
2014-02-25AC44549ND
2015-01-15AC76559ND
2016-01-20AD19028ND
2017-01-12AD64843ND
2017-01-12AD64840ND
2017-03-28AD77245ND