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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

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

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-02-14AB81271ND
2012-02-14AB81273ND
2013-02-071302273022ND
2013-02-071302273023ND
2013-02-071302273024ND
2013-02-071302273009ND
2013-02-071302273006ND
2013-02-071302273007ND
2014-05-01Q1414182003ND
2014-05-01Q1414182004ND
2016-06-08Q1623135001ND