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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

City of Sugar Land

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.

 

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 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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-12-03AC36548ND
2014-02-11AC42289ND
2014-03-26AC48417ND
2014-03-26AC48419ND
2014-03-26AC48418ND
2014-03-26AC48414ND
2014-03-26AC48416ND
2014-03-26AC48415ND
2014-04-29AC52136ND
2014-07-23AC60731ND
2015-01-22AC77387ND
2016-02-02AD21583ND
2017-01-04AD63051ND
2017-03-22AD76440ND
2017-03-22AD76439ND
2017-03-22AD76438ND
2017-03-22AD76446ND
2017-04-03AD78163ND