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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

City of Kerrville

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

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND50ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
2017ND120ND

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
2012-10-041210228009ND
2013-01-23AC08569ND
2014-04-07AC49530ND
2014-04-07AC49531ND
2014-07-16AC59858ND
2014-10-15AC69754ND
2014-10-15AC69753ND
2016-02-01AD21211ND
2017-04-06AD78785ND
2017-05-08AD83154ND
2017-05-08AD83157ND
2017-05-09AD83416ND
2017-05-09AD83421ND
2017-05-09AD83420ND
2017-05-22AD85094ND
2017-07-05AD88358ND
2017-07-05AD88359ND
2017-07-05AD88360ND
2017-10-09AD99895ND
2017-10-09AD99896ND