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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Mineral Wells

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

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND30ND
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
2012-06-131206416001ND
2013-02-201302693006ND
2013-02-201302693003ND
2014-05-21Q1417185006ND
2015-03-12Q1509361001ND
2015-09-16Q1536180005ND
2015-12-08Q1548763005ND
2016-03-09Q1610002003ND
2016-03-09Q1610002005ND
2016-06-08Q1622995001ND