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Removable Substances

 
 

Removable Substances


NSF53

Alachlor - Herbicide
Harmful if ingested; also exposure occurs through inhalation and topically
Carcinogenic to humans (dose dependent, highest at high doses)
US EPA regional screening level in tapwater: 1.1E+00 ug/L

Atrazine - Herbicide
Can be absorbed through ingestion, eye, skin, inhalation
Not classifiable as carcinogenic to humans
Target organs listed as: developmental (in utero), endocrine (glands and hormones), reproductive
US EPA regional screening level in tapwater: 3.00E-01 ug/L

Benzene - Carcinogen(Type1)
Known human carcinogen (applies to all routes of exposure) -- leukemia
Target organs identified as: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, blood, central nervous system, bone marrow
**co exposure with with ethanol increases benzene toxicity
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.6E-01ug/L

Carbofuran - Pesticide
Not classifiable a human carcinogen
Can be absorbed by inhalation and ingestion
Target organs: central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, blood cholinesterase
**single exposure specific target toxicity
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 9.4E+00ug/L

Carbon tetrachloride - Hepatotoxin
Solvent, used in manufacturing
Acute oral, dermal, and inhalation toxicity and classified as carcinogen
Health hazards: Dizziness, incoordination, anesthesia; may be accompanied by nausea and liver damage. Kidney damage also occurs, often producing decrease or stopping of urinary output.

Chlorobenzene - Low to moderate toxicity
Aromatic compound commonly used to manufacture other organic compounds
Chronic exposure of humans leads to detriment of central nervous system and urinary system (liver and kidneys)
Not classified as a carcinogen for humans, but confirmed as an animal carcinogen
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 7.8E+00ug/L

Chloropicrin - Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
Antimicrobial, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, nematocide
Probable fatal dose to humans identified as: 5-50mg/kg (between 1 drops to 7 drops for 70kg person)
Inhalation and ingestion are toxic; ingestion severely causes mouth and stomach irritation
Deemed unclassifiable as a carcinogen
Target organs identified as: eyes, skin, respiratory system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 8.30E-02 ug/L

2,4-D - Herbicide
Acute oral toxicity
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Target organs identified as: skin, central nervous system, liver, kidneys; also has developmental in utero impact
US EPA regional screen level in tap water: 1.7E+01

Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) - Nematicide
Short term exposure in humans: central nervous system depression, pulmonary congestion (inhalation), pulmonary swelling (oral), GI disstress
Chronic exposure in humans: male reproductive defects (decreased sperm count)
Classified as ‘probable’ human carcinogen - animal carcinogenicity data is revealing, however, human data is inadequate
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.3E-04ug/L 

O-dichlorobenzene - Insecticide
Inadequate data to declare as human carcinogen
Chronic exposure leads to lung, liver, kidney damage (inhalation seems to be more detrimental than oral toxicity)
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.0E+01ug/L

P-dichlorobenzene- Disinfectant, pesticide, and deodorant
Confirmed as animal carcinogen; deemed inapplicable to humans
Target organs: liver, respiratory system, eyes, kidneys, skin
Oral MRL (Minimum Risk Level) for humans was found to be 0.4mg/kg per day based on rat liver studies. MRL measurements are used for adverse effects caused by noncarcinogenic substances
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.8E-01ug/L

1,2-dichloroethane - toxic and possibly carcinogenic
Probable human carcinogen, but currently is not classifiable
Target organs: Hepatic and renal systems
Men over the age of 55 who were exposed in drinking water had increased incidence of colon cancer
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.8E-01ug/L

1,1-dichloroethylene - Primarily on the central nervous system
Short term effects in humans, at high levels: CNS depression, symptoms of inebriation, convulsions, spasms unconsciousness
Long term inhalation: impacts liver
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 2.8E+01ug/L

Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene - moderate oral toxicity to rats
Inhalation: nausea, vomiting, weakness, tremor, epigastric cramps, CNS depression (symptoms)
Ingestion: slight depression to deep narcosis (symptoms)
Inadequate data to be deemed as carcinogen
Target organs: Hematological (blood forming), hepatic, eyes, respiratory system, CNS
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.6E+01ug/L

1,2-dichloropropane - Carcinogenity
Declared as carcinogen by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer)
Target organs: hematological (blood forming), neurological, respiratory system
Acute exposure to high levels: GI, blood, kidneys, CNS impacted
Chronic exposure data unavailable per NIH
Acute oral minimal risk level (MRL): 0.07mg/kg/day, chronic: 0.09mg/kg/day
Probable human carcinogen
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.0E-01ug/L

Cis-1,3-dichloropropylene - Pesticide
Intense eye and skin irritation as well as respiratory mucosa irritation upon exposure
Liver and kidney damage also noted
Probable routes of human exposure are noted to be through work environments in which Telone II would be produced

Dinoseb - Herbicide
23-09890654287-=8 ,Extremely toxic: Probable oral lethal dose is 5-50 mg/kg; between 7 drops and 1 teaspoonful for 70 kg person (150 lb.). (EPA, 1998)
Possible carcinogen -unconfirmed
Easily absorbed by skin
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.5E+00ug/L

Endrin - Insecticide, rodenticide
Acute oral and dermal toxicity
Classified as carcinogen
Target organs: central nervous system, liver, kidneys, skin
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 2.3E-01ug/L

Ethylbenzene - Low acute toxicity
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Target organs: develomental (in utero), nervous system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.5E+00ug/L

Ethylene dibromide (EDB) - Pesticide
Human carcinogen Target organs: dermis, hepatic system, reproductive system US EPA regional screening lea vel in tap water: 7.5E-03ug/L

Bromochloroacetonitrile, Dibromoacetonitrile, Dichloroacetonitrile, Trichloroacetonitrile, 1,1-dichloro-2-propanone, 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone - Disinfection by-products
Genotoxic

Heptachlor (H-34, Heptox) - Insecticide
Human carcinogen Target organs: central nervous system, liver US EPA regional screening lea vel in tap water: 1.4E-03ug/L

Heptachlor epoxide - Insecticide
Known to be prevalent in produce
Food and environmental effects include an impact on breastfeeding, reportedly
Oral toxicity, carcinogen
Target organ toxicity: reproductive toxicity
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.4E-03ug/L

Hexachlorobutadiene - Group C Possible Human Carcinogen
Possible carcinogen to humans, but confirmed as animal carcinogen
Harmful if ingested
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.4E-01ug/L

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene - Used in the preparation of some insecticides
Not carcinogenic for humans, but very toxic to humans
Target organs: Renal, Respiratory
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.1E-02ug/L

Lindane - Insecticide
Possible human carcinogen
Target organs: Hepatic, Lymphoid, Neurological, Reproductive
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 7.2E-03ug/L (4 different measurements- unclear why)

Methoxychlor - Insecticide
Relatively low toxicity
Not classifiable as a human carcinogen
Target organs: reproductive system, nervous system, liver, kidneys
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.7E+00ug/L

Pentachlorophenol - Pesticide, disinfectant
Likely carcinogenic to humans
Target organs: developmental, endocrine, reproductive
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.1E-02ug/L

Simazine - Herbicide
Federal drinking water guidelines: 4ug/L
State drinking water guidelines
Arizona: 35 ug/L
Maine: 3.5ug/L
Minnesota: 4ug/L
Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 6.1E-01ug/L

Styrene - Monomer
Potential carcinogen
Not carcinogenic to humans
Target organs: nervous system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.2E+02ug/L

1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane - Refrigerant
State drinking water standards
California: 1ug/L
New Jersey: 1ug/L
Arizona: 0.17 ug/L
Connecticut: 28ug/L
Florida: 1ug/L
Maine: 1.8ug/L
Minnesota: 2ug/L
Wisconsin: 0.2ug/L
Clean water act requirements: “Toxic pollutant designated pursuant to section 307 (a)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and is subject to effluent limitations Likely to be carcinogenic to humans
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 7.6E-02ug/L

Tetrachloroethylene - Dry cleaning
Federal water drinking standards: 5ug/L
State drinking water standards:
Delaware: 1ug/L
Florida: 3ug/L
New Jersey:1ug/L
Arizona: 0.67ug/L
Connecticut: 5ug/L
Maine: 7ug/L
Minnesota: 5ug/L
Clean water act requirements: “Toxic pollutant designated pursuant to section 307 (a)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and is subject to effluent limitations
Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.1E+00ug/L

Toluene - Solvent
Not classifiable as a human carcinogen
Federal water drinking standards: 1000ug/L
State water drinking standards:
California: 150ug/L
Arizona: 2000ug/L
Maine: 1400ug/L
Minnesota:1000ug/L
Clean water act requirements: “Toxic pollutant designated pursuant to section 307 (a)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and is subject to effluent limitations
Primary target organ for toxicity: CNS
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.1E+02ug/L

2,4,5-TP (Silvex) - Herbicide
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Only acute toxicity reported
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.1E+01ug/L

Tribromoacetic acid - Disinfection by-products
Genotoxicity reported
Byproduct of chlorination and chloroamination of drinking water
Level in water not listed **

1,2,4-trichlorobenzene - Solvent, useful precursor (dye, pesticides)
Not classifiable as a human carcinogen
Target organs: eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, reproductive system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 4.0E-01ug/L

1,1,1-trichloroethane - Solvent
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Target organs: body weight, nervous system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 8.0E+02ug/L

1,1,2-trichloroethane - Solvent
Possible carcinogen to humans
Target organs: dermis, hepatic, neurological
US EPA regional screening level in tap water:4.1E-02 ug/L

Trichloroethylene - Solvent, Dry Cleaning
Human carcinogen
Target organs: developmental, neurological
US EPA regional screening level in tap water:2.8E-01ug/L

Trihalomethanes (includes): - Disinfection by-products
Genotoxic
Possibly carcinogenic
No US EPA regional screening level in water value

Chloroform (surrogate chemical) - Disinfection by-products
Probable human carcinogen
Target organs: cardiovascular, developmental, hepatic, neurological, renal, reproductive
US EPA regional screening level in tap water:2.2E-01ug/L

Bromoform - Disinfection by-products
Not carcinogenic to humans
Target organs: eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys
“The only available human cancer study suggested a positive correlation between levels of bromoform in drinking water and the incidence of several tumor types. However, this study was considered to be incomplete and preliminary because the study design did not permit consideration of variables such as personal habits, residential histories, and past exposures.”
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.3E+00ug/L

Bromodichloromethane - Disinfection by-products
Probable human carcinogen
Target organs: Renal system
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.3E-01ug/L

Chlorodibromomethane - Disinfection by-products
Possible human carcinogen
Target organs not listed
Federal drinking water regulation: 60ug/L
State drinking water guidelines
Arizona: 0.19ug/L
Minnesota:10ug/L
Wisconsin:60ug/L
Maine: 4.0ug/L
US EPA regional screening level in tap water:8.7E-01ug/L

Xylenes (total) - Solvent, useful precursor
Not classifiable as human carcinogen
Target organs: eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, blood, liver, kidneys
Level in regional drinking water not indicated, but there are mentions of positive detection in drinking water (various studies cited)

Turbidity, Cyst
Regulated by EPA

NSF401

Meprobamate
Hepatotoxicity
Drinking water concentration not noted
Used as anti anxiolytic; can be released into water streams through medication use

Atenolol
Beta blocker; used for hypertension
Drinking water concentration not noted

Carbamazepine
Sodium channel blocker used to treat biopolar disorder
“Monitoring and use data indicate that the general population may be exposed to carbamazepine via ingestion drinking water, as well as those administered this drug, an anticonvulsive. (SRC)”
Drinking water concentration not noted

Trimethoprim
Antibiotic, used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections
Can be released into environment through various waste streams
Drinking water concentration not noted

DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide)
Not classifiable as a carcinogen
Target organs: dermal, neurological
Detected in many rivers through the years in US

Linuron
Possible human carcinogen
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 1.3E+01ug/L

NSF42

Chlorine
Not evaluated for carcinogenicity
Target organs: skin, eyes, respiratory
US EPA regional screening level in tap water: 3.0E-02ug/L