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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Missouri


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 Missouri

13 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)
1Heavens View Inc
MO
251 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00223 ppb)
2Pleasant Valley Association #1
MO
601 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00216 ppb)
3Bendco Cove
MO
1001 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.002002 ppb)
4Glasgow
Glasgow, MO
1,3901 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00161 ppb)
5Stoddard Co Pwsd #1
Dexter, MO
3,5001 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.0016 ppb)
6Watkins Subdivision
Camdenton, MO
311 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00137 ppb)
710 4 Water System
MO
251 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.001215 ppb)
8Lindley Cove Well Assoc
MO
251 of 1< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.00118 ppb)
9Rich Hill
Rich Hill, MO
1,4611 of 2< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.0022 ppb)
10Henry Co Water Company
Clinton, MO
9,2001 of 3< 0.01 ppb
(< .01 to 0.0022 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 Missouri

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Missouri