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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Arkansas


Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is a pollutant from rubber and industrial chemical factories and a leachate from PVC pipes; it is classified by EPA as a probable human carcinogen. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

55 water utilities reported detecting Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 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) phthalate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1SE Bradley Co Water Assn
Hermitage, AR
2,0093 of 131.62 ppb
(0 to 16.1 ppb)
2Prescott Waterworks
Prescott, AR
4,2755 of 111.54 ppb
(0 to 6.24 ppb)
3MC Neil Waterworks
Mc Neil, AR
6602 of 111.2 ppb
(0 to 11.3 ppb)
4Newark Waterworks
Newrk, AR
1,5122 of 91.11 ppb
(0 to 8.26 ppb)
5Wildwood Water Association
El Dorado, AR
1,2822 of 51.07 ppb
(0 to 3.99 ppb)
6Center Grove Water Association
Sheridan, AR
4,2841 of 141.01 ppb
(0 to 14.1 ppb)
7Star City Water Company
Star City, AR
2,7908 of 170.98 ppb
(0 to 3.78 ppb)
8Mitchellville Waterworks
Dumas, AR
4751 of 70.95 ppb
(0 to 6.66 ppb)
9Crossett Water Commission
Crossett, AR
7,5231 of 90.94 ppb
(0 to 8.46 ppb)
10Waldo Waterworks
Waldo, AR
1,9382 of 50.82 ppb
(0 to 3.36 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0 ppb
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.3 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.6 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.12 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.300 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.700 ppb

Violation Summary for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas