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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Lee County WSC

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
2012ND50ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND90ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND90ND

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
2012-01-11AB77488ND
2012-01-11AB77486ND
2012-01-11AB77483ND
2012-01-11AB77482ND
2012-01-11AB77485ND
2013-10-14Q1308854014ND
2013-10-14Q1308854026ND
2013-10-14Q1308854018ND
2013-10-14Q1308854030ND
2014-02-25AC44558ND
2014-02-25AC44556ND
2014-02-25AC44559ND
2014-02-25AC44560ND
2014-02-25AC44557ND
2015-03-04AC83058ND
2015-03-04AC83055ND
2015-03-04AC83056ND
2015-03-04AC83057ND
2015-06-17AC96431ND
2015-06-17AC96429ND
2015-06-17AC96427ND
2015-09-01AD05253ND
2015-10-15AD10881ND
2016-01-27AD20519ND
2016-01-27AD20522ND
2016-04-12AD32874ND
2016-04-12AD32913ND
2016-04-12AD32912ND
2017-01-30AD67640ND
2017-01-30AD67644ND
2017-05-04AD82851ND
2017-05-04AD82852ND
2017-05-04AD82840ND
2017-05-04AD82853ND
2017-05-30AD85966ND
2017-07-24AD90405ND
2017-10-04AD99355ND