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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

Nueces County WCID 3

Alachlor is a widely used agricultural herbicide. It causes cancer in laboratory animals and may be carcinogenic to people.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 2 ppb

The legal limit for alachlor, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-261201643003ND
2013-02-12AC10493ND
2013-08-06AC26993ND
2013-12-16AC37696ND
2014-02-05AC41642ND
2014-05-22AC55083ND
2015-02-19AC81306ND
2015-04-23AC89491ND
2015-09-17AD07650ND
2015-12-02AD15252ND
2016-02-11AD23471ND
2017-03-21AD76161ND