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Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate in Maine


Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate is a placticizer and solvent released as a pollutant from industrial chemical factories, sewage treatment facilities and iron foundries. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Maine

7 water utilities reported detecting Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Loring Utilities
Limestone, ME
1,4091 of 37.33 ppb
(0 to 22 ppb)
2Madawaska Water District
Madawaska, ME
2,8401 of 93.78 ppb
(0 to 34 ppb)
3Sanford Water District
Sanford, ME
15,0001 of 150.16 ppb
(0 to 2.42 ppb)
4Presque Isle Water District
Presque Isle, ME
5,8252 of 80.15 ppb
(0 to 0.74 ppb)
5Machias Water Company
Machias, ME
1,3831 of 50.04 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
6Eagle Lake Water & Sewer Dist.
Eagle Lake, ME
6781 of 30.03 ppb
(0 to 0.09 ppb)
7Portland Water Dist /Greater
Portland, ME
136,9451 of 70.03 ppb
(0 to 0.19 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate

StandardDescriptionLevel
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.30 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.200 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.400 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.400 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.400 ppb
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20000 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.20000 ppb

Violation Summary for Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate in Maine

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Maine since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly1