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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

Lee County WSC

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.

 

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 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
2013-10-14Q1308854027ND
2013-10-14Q1308854015ND
2014-02-25AC44571ND
2014-02-25AC44574ND
2014-02-25AC44573ND
2014-02-25AC44570ND
2014-02-25AC44572ND
2016-04-12AD32887ND
2017-01-30AD67665ND
2017-01-30AD67661ND
2017-05-04AD82865ND
2017-05-04AD82866ND
2017-05-04AD82864ND
2017-05-04AD82867ND
2017-05-30AD85980ND
2017-07-24AD90410ND
2017-10-04AD99364ND