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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Lubbock Public Water System

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

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND70ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND20ND

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
2012-01-11AB77647ND
2013-01-161301430003ND
2013-06-11Q1302096010ND
2013-06-11Q1302096008ND
2013-08-06Q1304984005ND
2013-08-06Q1304984003ND
2013-12-10Q1317110005ND
2013-12-10Q1317110003ND
2014-01-22Q1401929007ND
2014-01-22Q1401929004ND
2014-02-12Q1404338004ND
2014-09-17Q1445027003ND
2015-02-03Q1504173003ND
2015-02-03Q1504173007ND
2015-02-11Q1505820004ND
2015-04-07Q1513290002ND
2015-04-07Q1513290007ND
2015-04-22Q1514946009ND
2016-02-03Q1604716013ND
2016-02-03Q1604716007ND
2016-02-03Q1604716006ND
2016-04-06Q1613543007ND
2016-04-06Q1613543003ND
2017-08-10Q1734366009ND
2017-09-27Q1746701009ND