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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Florida Pines Mobile Home Park

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility Details

  • Venice, Florida
  • Serves: 280
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

11

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

69 Total Contaminants

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

Legal ≠ Safe

EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.

The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.

Contaminants Detected

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)

Potential Effect: cancer4.1x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.00700 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.0017 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT0.2 ppb
DETAILS
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1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)

more about
this contaminant

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane is a pesticide fumigant banned in the 1970s after scientists discovered it caused sterility in men who worked with it. The chemical causes cancer in laboratory animals and may cause cancer in people.

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) was found at 4.1 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.0017 ppb or less

This Utility

0.007 ppb

Legal Limit

0.2 ppb

National Average

0.00041 ppb

State Average

ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.0017 ppb for 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Arsenic

Potential Effect: cancer88x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.350 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.004 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppb
DETAILS
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Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

Arsenic was found at 88 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.004 ppb or less

This Utility

0.35 ppb

Legal Limit

10 ppb

National Average

0.647 ppb

State Average

0.467 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

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Industry

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Cadmium

Potential Effect: harm to the kidney11x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.450 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.04 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT5 ppb
DETAILS
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Cadmium is a toxic metal found in food and drinking water. It has been linked to kidney toxicity, bone damage, cancer, and damage to developing fetuses.

Cadmium was found at 11 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.04 ppb or less

This Utility

0.45 ppb

Legal Limit

5 ppb

National Average

0.00352 ppb

State Average

0.00935 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for cadmium 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.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Carbon tetrachloride

Potential Effect: cancer2.5x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.250 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.1 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT5 ppb
DETAILS
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Carbon tetrachloride

more about
this contaminant

Carbon tetrachloride, a volatile carcinogenic solvent, has been used in industrial chemical production and as a dry cleaning ingredient.

Carbon tetrachloride was found at 2.5 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.1 ppb or less

This Utility

0.25 ppb

Legal Limit

5 ppb

National Average

0.00332 ppb

State Average

0.000946 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for carbon tetrachloride 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†

Potential Effect: cancer272x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY27.2 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.1 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT60 ppb
DETAILS
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Haloacetic acids (HAA5)

more about
this contaminant

Haloacetic acids are formed when disinfectants such as chlorine are added to tap water. The group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards includes monochloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid.

Haloacetic acids (HAA5) was found at 272 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.1 ppb or less

This Utility

27.2 ppb

Legal Limit

60 ppb

National Average

17.1 ppb

State Average

19.4 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for the group of five haloacetic acids, or HAA5, was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a one-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Treatment Byproducts

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)

Potential Effect: cancer84x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY4.20 pCi/L
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.05 pCi/L
LEGAL LIMIT5 pCi/L
DETAILS
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Radium, combined (-226 & -228)

more about
this contaminant

Radium is a radioactive element that causes bone cancer and other cancers. It can occur naturally in groundwater, and oil and gas extraction activities such as hydraulic fracturing can elevate concentrations.

Radium, combined (-226 & -228) was found at 84 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.05 pCi/L or less

This Utility

4.2 pCi/L

Legal Limit

5 pCi/L

National Average

0.46 pCi/L

State Average

0.58 pCi/L
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2014-2019.
pCi/L = picocuries per liter

Health Risks

EWG applied the health guideline of 0.05 pCi/L, defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal for radium-226, to radium-226 and radium-228 combined. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)

Potential Effect: cancer4.2x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.250 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.06 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT5 ppb
DETAILS
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Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)

more about
this contaminant

Dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, or perc, can cause cancer. It pollutes soil and groundwater due to emissions from dry cleaning facilities, and automotive, metalworking and other industries.

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) was found at 4.2 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.06 ppb or less

This Utility

0.25 ppb

Legal Limit

5 ppb

National Average

0.0211 ppb

State Average

0.00692 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.06 ppb for tetrachloroethylene 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Thallium

Potential Effect: harm to internal organs5x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.500 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.1 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT2 ppb
DETAILS
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Thalium is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from metal smelting and coal burning. Exposure to too much thalium can cause hair loss, liver damage, reduced sperm motility and nervous system impairment.

Thallium was found at 5 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.1 ppb or less

This Utility

0.5 ppb

Legal Limit

2 ppb

National Average

0.00374 ppb

State Average

0.00927 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for thallium 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.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†

Potential Effect: cancer429x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY64.4 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.15 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT80 ppb
DETAILS
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Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

more about
this contaminant

Trihalomethanes are cancer-causing contaminants that form during water treatment with chlorine and other disinfectants. The total trihalomethanes group includes four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform.

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) was found at 429 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.15 ppb or less

This Utility

64.4 ppb

Legal Limit

80 ppb

National Average

29.7 ppb

State Average

32.7 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The health guideline of 0.15 parts per billion, or ppb, for the group of four trihalomethanes, or THM4/TTHM, was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a one-in-one-million lifetime cancer risk level.

Pollution Sources

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Treatment Byproducts

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Toxaphene

Potential Effect: cancer9.7x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.290 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.03 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT3 ppb
DETAILS
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Toxaphene is a neurotoxic, persistent and bioaccumulative insecticide classified by the EPA as a probable human carcinogen.

Toxaphene was found at 9.7 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.03 ppb or less

This Utility

0.29 ppb

Legal Limit

3 ppb

National Average

ppb

State Average

0.00041 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.03 ppb for toxaphene 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Vinyl chloride

Potential Effect: cancer5x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.250 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.05 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT2 ppb
DETAILS
X

Vinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen used for production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics. Discharges from plastics manufacturing can contaminate drinking water with vinyl chloride.

Vinyl chloride was found at 5 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.05 ppb or less

This Utility

0.25 ppb

Legal Limit

2 ppb

National Average

0.00198 ppb

State Average

0.00289 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.05 ppb for vinyl chloride 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Includes chemicals detected in 2017-2019 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority; radiological contaminants detected between 2014 and 2019.

† HAA5 is a contaminant group that includes monochloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid. HAA9 is a contaminant group that includes the chemicals in HAA5 and bromochloroacetic acid, bromodichloroacetic acid, chlorodibromoacetic acid and tribromoacetic acid. TTHM is a contaminant group that includes bromodichloromethane, bromoform, chloroform and dibromochloromethane.

Florida Pines Mobile Home Park compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Florida Pines Mobile Home Park complied with health-based drinking water standards.
  • 1 QUARTER
    in violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2019 to March 2021

Information in this section on Florida Pines Mobile Home Park comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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ContaminantActivated Carbonactivated carbonReverse Osmosisreverse osmosisIon Exchangeion exchange
CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
Arsenic
Cadmium
Carbon tetrachloride
Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
Thallium
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
Toxaphene
Vinyl chloride
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
1,1,1-Trichloroethane
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
1,1-Dichloroethylene
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
2,4-D
Alachlor (Lasso)
Aluminum
Antimony
Atrazine
Barium
Benzene
Benzo[a]pyrene
Beryllium
Carbofuran
Chlordane
Chromium (total)
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
Cyanide
Dalapon
Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
Dinoseb
Diquat
Endothall
Endrin
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene dibromide
Fluoride
Glyphosate
Heptachlor
Heptachlor epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Lindane
Manganese
Mercury (inorganic)
Methoxychlor
Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene)
Nitrate
Nitrite
o-Dichlorobenzene
Oxamyl (Vydate)
p-Dichlorobenzene
Pentachlorophenol
Picloram
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Selenium
Silver
Simazine
Styrene
Toluene
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
Trichloroethylene
Xylenes (total)

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