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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dinoseb

Kontree Apartments Water System

Dinoseb is a herbicide that causes birth defects and reproductive difficulties. It has been banned in the U.S. since 1986.

 

17

Samples

9

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201220.3 ppb2214.4 ppb - 26.2 ppb
201310.4 ppb229.32 ppb - 11.5 ppb
20141.54 ppb41ND - 6.14 ppb
20154.19 ppb114.19 ppb
201613.1 ppb445.33 ppb - 24.0 ppb
20175.96 ppb441.12 ppb - 8.80 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 ppb

The legal limit for dinoseb, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-252401926.2 ppb
2012-10-244286914.4 ppb
2013-03-28117969.32 ppb
2013-06-262609911.5 ppb
2014-01-2794266ND
2014-05-0597260ND
2014-07-0700023ND
2014-07-07000226.14 ppb
2015-11-02677094.19 ppb
2016-02-017.39 ppb
2016-04-205.33 ppb
2016-09-0615.7 ppb
2016-11-0124.0 ppb
2017-01-036.15 ppb
2017-04-031.12 ppb
2017-07-108.80 ppb
2017-10-097.75 ppb