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Five of the ten PBTs

Stolen Inventory (National): Five of the ten PBTs

January 13, 2006

EPA would rollback TRI pollution reporting for persistent bioaccumulating chemicals that contaminate tap water and human blood

 

Chemical Found in:
Anthracene Anthracene was found in 5 of 10 umbilical cord blood samples from babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004.

Anthracene tests reported by public water suppliers show that 7,966 people in 4 communities drank water contaminated with Anthracene from 1998 to 2003.
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene tests reported by public water suppliers show that 464,000 people in 45 communities drank water contaminated with 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene from 1998 to 2003.
1,3-Dichlorobenzene 1,3-Dichlorobenzene tests reported by public water suppliers show that 14,000 people in 16 communities drank water contaminated with 1,3-Dichlorobenzene from 1998 to 2003.
Chlorobenzene Chlorobenzene tests reported by public water suppliers show that 1.4 million people in 48 communities drank water contaminated with Chlorobenzene from 1998 to 2003.
DEHP DEHP was found in more than 95 percent of 2,800 people tested by the Centers for Disease Control in 2001 and 2002.

DEHP tests reported by public water suppliers show that 16.9 million people in 1,143 communities drank water contaminated with DEHP from 1998 to 2003.