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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Franklin Water Systems 3

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

14

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
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND50ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-24Q1302735001ND
2013-06-24Q1302735002ND
2013-06-24Q1302735003ND
2016-06-08Q1622883003ND
2016-06-08Q1622883004ND
2016-09-28Q1640760002ND
2016-12-13Q1654192001ND
2016-12-13Q1654192002ND
2017-03-21Q1711955015ND
2017-03-21Q1711955016ND
2017-06-07AD86941ND
2017-06-21Q1725672003ND
2017-07-25Q1730588013ND
2017-07-25Q1730588014ND