Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Pentachlorophenol

City of Kerrville

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

 

37

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND70ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND120ND

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
2012-01-181201425003ND
2012-04-041204117004ND
2012-04-041204117003ND
2012-07-251207951004ND
2012-10-041210228004ND
2012-10-041210228009ND
2013-01-23AC08576ND
2013-01-23AC08569ND
2013-04-11AC16513ND
2013-07-29AC26123ND
2014-02-10AC42045ND
2014-04-07AC49530ND
2014-04-07AC49531ND
2014-07-16AC59858ND
2014-10-15AC69763ND
2014-10-15AC69753ND
2014-10-15AC69754ND
2015-01-28AC78283ND
2015-01-28AC78284ND
2015-04-15AC88477ND
2015-08-14AD04451ND
2015-08-14AD04452ND
2016-02-01AD21273ND
2016-02-01AD21266ND
2016-02-01AD21211ND
2017-04-06AD78785ND
2017-05-08AD83154ND
2017-05-08AD83157ND
2017-05-09AD83420ND
2017-05-09AD83421ND
2017-05-09AD83416ND
2017-05-22AD85094ND
2017-07-05AD88360ND
2017-07-05AD88359ND
2017-07-05AD88358ND
2017-10-09AD99895ND
2017-10-09AD99896ND