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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Picloram

Centerville City Water System

Picloram is a herbicide that in studies of laboratory animals has been linked with reduced testicular size and damage to the liver and thyroid.

 

21

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
2013ND10ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND130ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 166 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 166 ppb for picloram 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 change to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 500 ppb

The legal limit for picloram, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2013-05-09ND
2014-01-06ND
2014-01-06ND
2014-07-07ND
2014-07-07ND
2014-08-10ND
2014-10-07ND
2015-01-05ND
2017-01-10ND
2017-01-10ND
2017-01-10ND
2017-02-14ND
2017-02-22ND
2017-04-03ND
2017-04-03ND
2017-04-03ND
2017-04-03ND
2017-04-03ND
2017-04-19ND
2017-07-06ND
2017-07-06ND