OEHHA performs major risk assessment and hazard evaluation activities relating to chemical contaminants in drinking water. These activities include developing health advisories, Public Health Goals for chemical substances in drinking water, Notification Levels, and providing toxicological assistance for chemical monitoring activities for the drinking water supply. The program also provides education to the public and other governmental agencies on drinking water contamination and drinking water regulatory standards development.

Public Health Goals

Level of a chemical contaminant in drinking water that does not pose a significant risk to health


Legal notices for Public Health Goals and Notification Levels

Notification Levels

Health-based advisory levels for chemicals in drinking water


Reports focusing on water

Reports, Notices, Documents

Sep 26, 1997: Public Workshop for Draft Public Health Goals for 25 Chemicals in Drinking Water
OEHHA announced a public workshop for the draft technical support documents for Public Health Goals for 25 chemicals in drinking water.  The chemicals are: antimony, benzo[a]pyrene, chlordane, cyanide, dalapon, 1,2-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, dinoseb, endothall, ethylbenzene, trichlorofluoromethane, trichlorotrifluoroethane, uranium, alachlor, copper, diethylhexylphthalate, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, fluoride, glyphosate, lead, nitrate and nitrite (3 PHG values), oxamyl, pentachlorophenol, picloram, and xylenes.