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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

City of Paint Rock

NOTE: City of Paint Rock purchases water from Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation which is required to test for carbofuran. Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

Carbofuran is a highly toxic insecticide phased out from use in the U.S. since 2009 due to the risks it posed to children and the environment.

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND10ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for carbofuran 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 harm to the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 40 ppb

The legal limit for carbofuran, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to carbofuran exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: City of Paint Rock purchases water from Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation which is required to test for carbofuran. Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-26Q1302971008ND
2013-07-22Q1304083004ND
2013-11-14Q1313540002ND
2014-02-27AC45143ND
2014-02-27AC45150ND
2015-02-03AC79088ND
2016-02-17AD24494ND
2017-03-01Q1708974005ND
2017-05-17Q1720172004ND