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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Corsicana

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
2012ND20ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-01-041201067006ND
2012-01-041201067005ND
2013-01-171301464006ND
2013-01-171301464005ND
2013-01-171301464012ND
2013-01-171301464011ND
2014-05-15Q1416551012ND
2014-05-15Q1416551011ND
2015-01-28Q1503409002ND
2015-01-28Q1503409001ND
2016-02-02Q1604417010ND
2016-02-02Q1604417009ND
2016-02-02Q1604417002ND
2016-02-02Q1604417001ND