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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Naphthalene

Bingen Water Department

Naphthalene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators, and also used as a moth repellent. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20145.50 ppb115.50 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
20161.45 ppb21ND - 2.90 ppb
20171.20 ppb21ND - 2.40 ppb
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-05-19736075.50 ppb
2016-04-122.90 ppb
2016-04-26ND
2017-05-312.40 ppb
2017-06-07ND
2018-05-24ND
2019-05-21ND