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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Galveston County WCID 1

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

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-02-01AB79856ND
2012-02-01AB79858ND
2012-02-01AB79854ND
2013-02-05AC09730ND
2013-02-05AC09727ND
2013-02-05AC09731ND
2014-01-30AC40931ND
2014-01-30AC40900ND
2014-01-30AC40902ND
2014-01-30AC40906ND
2014-01-30AC40930ND
2014-01-30AC40932ND
2015-01-15AC76584ND
2015-01-15AC76586ND
2015-01-15AC76585ND
2016-01-26AD20199ND
2016-01-26AD20198ND
2017-01-26AD67264ND
2017-01-26AD67263ND
2017-01-26AD67271ND