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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Wellborn SUD

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

 

27

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND60ND
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
2012-02-01AB79955ND
2012-02-01AB79956ND
2012-06-18AB93099ND
2012-06-18AB93098ND
2012-09-12AC00856ND
2013-02-061302228016ND
2013-02-061302228005ND
2013-12-12Q1317624029ND
2013-12-12Q1317624026ND
2013-12-12Q1317624021ND
2013-12-12Q1317624019ND
2014-02-13AC42889ND
2014-02-13AC42890ND
2014-02-13AC42895ND
2014-05-12AC53845ND
2014-09-10AC66622ND
2015-03-24AC85937ND
2015-03-24AC85936ND
2015-03-24AC85938ND
2015-03-24AC85935ND
2016-03-09AD28047ND
2016-03-09AD28049ND
2016-03-09AD28036ND
2016-03-09AD28005ND
2016-03-09AD28007ND
2016-03-09AD28006ND
2017-03-07AD73795ND