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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Village of Surfside Beach

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

 

18

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
2016ND40ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-01-24AB78719ND
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
2016-01-12AD17676ND
2016-01-12AD17672ND
2016-01-12AD17673ND
2017-02-23AD71863ND