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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

City of Paint Rock

NOTE: City of Paint Rock purchases water from Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation which is required to test for 2,4,5-tp (silvex). Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

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 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

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 2,4,5-tp (silvex). Sample information shown below was taken by Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-26Q1302971007ND
2013-07-22Q1304083003ND
2013-11-14Q1313540001ND
2014-02-27AC45129ND
2014-02-27AC45136ND
2015-02-03AC79081ND
2016-02-17AD24476ND
2017-03-01Q1708974006ND
2017-05-17Q1720172008ND