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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Corpus Christi

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
2013ND50ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND40ND

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
2012-01-251201639003ND
2013-02-13AC10471ND
2013-02-13AC10495ND
2013-06-24AC23018ND
2013-08-09AC27512ND
2013-12-20AC38193ND
2014-03-24AC48195ND
2015-02-17AC80789ND
2016-02-10AD23185ND
2016-02-10AD23140ND
2017-03-21AD76128ND
2017-05-16AD84511ND
2017-07-28AD91443ND
2017-11-14AE04809ND