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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

Brigham City Water System

2(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid (2,4,5-TP or Silvex) is a cancer-causing herbicide banned in the U.S. in 1985 because of its toxicity. It is still detected as a groundwater contaminant in areas where it was sprayed or stored.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND60ND
2014ND20ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND150ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for 2,4,5-TP 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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2013-05-29ND
2013-05-29ND
2013-05-29ND
2013-06-26ND
2013-07-17ND
2013-10-16ND
2014-01-23ND
2014-07-10ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-04ND
2016-05-18ND
2016-05-18ND
2016-06-09ND
2016-06-09ND
2016-06-09ND
2016-07-20ND
2016-07-20ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-08-17ND
2016-10-05ND
2017-02-23ND