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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Alachlor (Lasso)

City of Georgetown

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

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND30ND

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
2012-04-12AB86784ND
2012-04-12AB86786ND
2012-04-12AB86785ND
2013-02-121302340003ND
2013-03-251303839003ND
2013-06-03Q1301827013ND
2014-05-06AC53203ND
2014-05-06AC53201ND
2014-05-06AC53202ND
2015-03-05AC83068ND
2015-03-05AC83066ND
2015-03-05AC83069ND
2015-06-18AC96552ND
2015-09-15AD07189ND
2015-12-10AD16658ND
2016-04-21AD33788ND
2016-04-21AD33791ND
2016-04-21AD33789ND
2016-04-21AD33787ND
2017-01-23AD66235ND
2017-01-23AD66242ND
2017-01-23AD66236ND