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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

City of Sugar Land

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

18

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
2014ND90ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-12-03AC36538ND
2014-02-11AC42272ND
2014-03-26AC48396ND
2014-03-26AC48398ND
2014-03-26AC48397ND
2014-03-26AC48393ND
2014-03-26AC48395ND
2014-03-26AC48394ND
2014-04-29AC52120ND
2014-07-23AC60726ND
2015-01-22AC77382ND
2016-02-02AD21569ND
2017-01-04AD63037ND
2017-03-22AD76421ND
2017-03-22AD76427ND
2017-03-22AD76419ND
2017-03-22AD76420ND
2017-04-03AD78148ND