How To Remove It
Fenoprop is a white organic powder used as a herbicide. It is also known as 2,4,5-tp (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy propionic acid) or by the following trade names:
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Source: Banned in the US since 1985. Even if used, it is unlikely to get into ground water because it binds to soil and is degraded by bacteria.
However, as a precaution, water companies must still test for its presence in the water supply.
Drinking Water Standards: Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA is mandated to determine drinking water standards for contaminants it deems potentially harmful to the public.
One of those standards is the maximum contaminant level (mcl). The mcl is the highest amount of a particular drinking water contaminant that is legally allowed in the water supply. Water authorities are duty bound to screen for contaminants that have been assigned mcl values.
Should it be found that a particular contaminant exist in tap water above the mcl, water authorities must take immediate steps to reduce the contamination to sub-mcl levels.
They must also notify customers of the contamination within 30 days of discovering the problem
The mcl for 2,4,5-tp is 0.05 parts per million (ppm). That is, the EPA expects that below that level, consumers will experience no health problems.
Health Effects: Over a long period of time, drinking water that contains fenoprop over the mcl could cause depression, irritation of the stomach, minor kidney and liver damage.
How To Reduce 2,4,5-tp In Drinking Water – Use a home water filter system that is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
Water certification ensures that a water filtration system is able to perform effectively. Not all water filtering systems can remove 2,4,5-tp but filters certified to NSF 53 can.
Such devices can also remove chlorine, cysts, lead, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs, trihalomethanes (THMs) and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs).
Not only that, they are both certified by the California State Health Department which has one of the most strict certification criteria of all states.
Do the smart thing, get a home water filter today and ensure your family has the safest drinking water possible.