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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Sherwood Estates Manufactured Townhome C

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

 

9

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
2013ND40ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND10ND

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
2013-02-131302431003ND
2013-02-131302431006ND
2013-09-11Q1307034001ND
2013-11-07Q1312051002ND
2014-05-06Q1414701002ND
2015-01-27Q1503097002ND
2016-01-13Q1601444003ND
2016-07-19Q1629184002ND
2017-01-17Q1701971004ND