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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Carbofuran

Lubbock Public Water System

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.

 

10

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
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND20ND

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
2013-06-11Q1302096009ND
2013-08-06Q1304984004ND
2013-12-10Q1317110004ND
2014-01-22Q1401929006ND
2014-09-17Q1445027002ND
2015-02-03Q1504173010ND
2015-04-07Q1513290001ND
2016-04-06Q1613543006ND
2017-08-10Q1734366012ND
2017-09-27Q1746701008ND