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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Angleton

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

 

23

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-01-03AB76892ND
2012-01-03AB76891ND
2012-01-03AB76882ND
2012-04-03AB85871ND
2012-04-03AB85854ND
2012-07-09AB94718ND
2012-07-09AB94723ND
2013-01-29AC09037ND
2013-01-29AC09027ND
2013-01-29AC09038ND
2014-02-25AC44548ND
2014-02-25AC44549ND
2014-02-25AC44579ND
2014-02-25AC44576ND
2015-01-15AC76559ND
2015-01-15AC76582ND
2015-01-15AC76579ND
2016-01-20AD19065ND
2016-01-20AD19059ND
2016-01-20AD19028ND
2017-01-12AD64843ND
2017-01-12AD64840ND
2017-03-28AD77245ND