Frequent Questions

3. What are 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid)'s health effects?

Some people who drink water containing 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid) well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their kidneys, liver, or adrenal glands.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for 2,4-D. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with 2,4-D in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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