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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

City of Wichita Falls

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

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND70ND
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
2012-03-271203944002ND
2012-05-161205609003ND
2012-05-161205609004ND
2012-09-121209458001ND
2013-03-261303A43011ND
2013-03-261303A43012ND
2013-03-261303A43006ND
2013-03-261303A43005ND
2014-05-13Q1415816001ND
2014-08-14Q1436796020ND
2014-08-14Q1436796017ND
2014-11-12AC71859ND
2014-11-12AC71871ND
2015-02-09Q1505019011ND
2015-02-09Q1505019004ND
2015-02-09Q1505019003ND
2015-05-11Q1517193001ND
2015-05-11Q1517193005ND
2015-09-22Q1537019006ND
2015-09-22Q1537019001ND
2016-02-01Q1604190007ND
2016-02-01Q1604190001ND