Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Water

Table 1

California Public Health Goals (PHGs)
for Chemicals in Drinking Water

December 31, 1997

Chemical

California PHG (ppb)

Alachlor

4

Antimony

20

Benzo[a]pyrene

0.004

Chlordane

0.03

Copper

170

Cyanide

150

Dalapon

790

Diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP)

12

1,2-Dichlorobenzene (1,2-DCB)

600

1,4-Dichlorobenzene (1,4-DCB)

6

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)

70

Dinoseb

14

Endothall

580

Ethylbenzene

300

Fluoride

1,000

Glyphosate

1,000

Lead

2

Nitrate

10,000 as N

Nitrite

1,000 as N

Nitrate and Nitrite

10,000 as N

Oxamyl

50

Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

0.4

Picloram

500

Trichlorofluoromethane (Freon 11)

700

Trichlorotrifluoroethane (Freon 113)

4,000

Xylene(s)

1,800

Footnotes:

1.    Public Health Goals (PHGs) are developed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment OEHHA), California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA).

2.    ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (m g/L)

 
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