Frequent Questions

3. What are alachlor's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing alachlor well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could have problems with their eyes, liver, kidneys, or spleen, or experience anemia, and may have increased risk of getting cancer.

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

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