Synthetic Organic Chemicals
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets current drinking water standards for drinking water.
All community and non-transient non-community water
systems must conduct monitoring for the following regulated synthetic organic chemicals (SOC): Alachlor,
Atrazine, Benzo(a)pyrene, Carbofuran, Chlordane,
Dalapon, Dibromochloropropane, Dinoseb, Dioxin(2,3,7,8-TCDD), Diquat, Di(2ethylhexyl)adipate,
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, Endothall, Endrin, Ethylene dibromide,
Glyphosate, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene,
Lindane(BHC-g), Methoxychlor, Oxamyl(Vydate), Picloram, Polychlorinated
biphenyls, Pentachlorophenol, Simazine, Toxaphene, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-TP Silvex. Organic chemicals that are
regulated in drinking water are a group of human-made
chemical compounds and are components of a variety of pesticides and industrial and commercial products,
including degreasers, paints, and petroleum products.