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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

City of Kerrville

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.

 

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 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
2012-10-041210228010ND
2013-01-23AC08574ND
2014-04-07AC49548ND
2014-04-07AC49549ND
2014-07-16AC59862ND
2014-10-15AC69756ND
2014-10-15AC69755ND
2016-02-01AD21235ND
2017-04-06AD78788ND
2017-05-08AD83172ND
2017-05-08AD83164ND
2017-05-08AD83167ND
2017-05-09AD83425ND
2017-05-09AD83430ND
2017-05-09AD83429ND
2017-07-05AD88362ND
2017-07-05AD88363ND
2017-07-05AD88364ND
2017-10-09AD99909ND
2017-10-09AD99910ND