Frequent Questions

3. What are toxaphene's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing toxaphene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience kidney, liver, or thyroid problems; increased risk of cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for toxaphene. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with toxaphene in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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