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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Lee County WSC

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

 

17

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
2013ND20ND
2014ND50ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND10ND
2017ND90ND

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
2013-10-14Q1308854026ND
2013-10-14Q1308854014ND
2014-02-25AC44557ND
2014-02-25AC44560ND
2014-02-25AC44559ND
2014-02-25AC44556ND
2014-02-25AC44558ND
2016-04-12AD32874ND
2017-01-30AD67644ND
2017-01-30AD67640ND
2017-05-04AD82851ND
2017-05-04AD82852ND
2017-05-04AD82840ND
2017-05-04AD82853ND
2017-05-30AD85966ND
2017-07-24AD90405ND
2017-10-04AD99355ND