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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Wolfforth

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

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND20ND
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
2012-06-26AB93871ND
2013-01-311302025031ND
2013-01-311302025034ND
2014-01-30Q1403131015ND
2014-01-30Q1403131016ND
2014-01-30Q1403131017ND
2014-03-26Q1409873009ND
2014-04-29Q1413985007ND
2014-04-29Q1413985004ND
2015-03-16Q1509516009ND
2016-05-25Q1620718005ND
2016-05-25Q1620718006ND
2017-03-09Q1710015005ND
2017-03-09Q1710015006ND