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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Nueces County WCID 3

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

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND20ND
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
2012-01-261201643003ND
2013-02-12AC10493ND
2013-02-12AC10470ND
2013-08-06AC26993ND
2013-12-16AC37696ND
2014-02-05AC41642ND
2014-05-22AC55083ND
2015-02-19AC81306ND
2015-04-23AC89491ND
2015-09-17AD07650ND
2015-12-02AD15252ND
2016-02-11AD23457ND
2016-02-11AD23471ND