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Heptachlor

Franklin Water Systems 3

Heptachlor is an insecticide used for termite control until 1988. It is linked to cancer, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.

 

11

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
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND50ND
2017ND60ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.008 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.008 ppb for heptachlor 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) 0.4 ppb

The legal limit for heptachlor, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to heptachlor exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-03-08Q1609693007ND
2016-03-08Q1609693008ND
2016-03-08Q1609693009ND
2016-12-13Q1654192016ND
2016-12-13Q1654192017ND
2017-03-21Q1711955007ND
2017-03-21Q1711955008ND
2017-06-07AD86943ND
2017-06-21Q1725672005ND
2017-07-25Q1730588011ND
2017-07-25Q1730588001ND