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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Village of Surfside Beach

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

 

15

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-01-24AB78719ND
2012-01-24AB78718ND
2012-01-24AB78716ND
2012-01-24AB78720ND
2012-01-24AB78715ND
2012-11-14AC05205ND
2013-03-12AC13149ND
2013-03-12AC13148ND
2014-01-13AC38625ND
2014-05-14AC54188ND
2015-02-04AC79312ND
2015-02-04AC79314ND
2015-02-04AC79311ND
2016-01-12AD17662ND
2017-02-23AD71863ND