If your water supply suddenly tastes and smell different, it may be caused by contaminants such as chemical compounds, human and animal wastes, sewage waste, bacteria, and other pollutants in the water. Picloram is a herbicide used on woody plants that grew out of control. Unfortunately, the use of the chemical can negatively affect water sources due to runoff. If you suspect the presence of Picloram or any other contaminant in your feed water, running a water test would be the best course of action.
Picloram is used to control woody plants and herbaceous weeds near ponds, in farms, forestry, pastures, and even in industrial settings. The chemical is commonly used as a pesticide in agricultural settings to prevent stubborn weeds from competing with the crops. Although unavailable for homeowner use, it may still find its way into your drinking water.
Just like with any other contaminant, Picloram can get into your drinking water during the rainy seasons. The chemical can be washed off into private wells or municipal supplies due to rainwater runoff. In some areas, it can get into water supplies when broadcasted by nearby farmlands.
Picloram-contaminated drinking water may affect one’s health, especially when consumed within a long period of time. Although the toxicity level of Picloram is moderate to low acute toxicity, the regular consumption of Picloram-drinking water may cause negative effects to your health.
Continuous exposure to Picloram-contaminated drinking water may lead to diarrhea, weight loss, weakness, and liver and central nervous system damages. The chemical is also of moderate toxicity to the skin and eyes. Boiling the water does not remove the chemical from your drinking water.
Water filter systems are capable of removing contaminants including Picloram to protect your family from the health threats of the chemical compound. Keep your family safe by taking advantage of AquaOx’s reliable and effective water filtration system. The water treatment system is built to remove contaminants like Picloram in your feed water before it reaches your faucet.
|Chemical Names:||PICLORAM; 1918-02-1; 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloropyridine-2-carboxylic acid; 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid; Tordon; Borolin|
|Molecular Weight:||241.452 g/mol|
|Substance Registry:||FDA UNII|
|Safety Summary:||Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)|