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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Nebraska

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 Nebraska

26 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
1Madison Co. Sid #3
Norfolk, NE
3751 of 24.52 ppb
(0 to 9.03 ppb)
2Douglas Co. Sid #277
Omaha, NE
3261 of 22.75 ppb
(0 to 5.5 ppb)
3City of Mccook
Mccook, NE
7,9941 of 52.46 ppb
(0 to 12.3 ppb)
4Valley View Estates
Cedar Bluffs, NE
701 of 11.37 ppb
(1.37 ppb)
5Village of Beaver Crossing
Beaver Crossing, NE
4401 of 31.21 ppb
(0 to 3.63 ppb)
6Village of Greeley
Greeley, NE
5601 of 21.21 ppb
(0 to 2.42 ppb)
7City of Wood River
Wood River, NE
1,2041 of 71.03 ppb
(0 to 7.24 ppb)
8City of Hastings
Hastings, NE
23,0001 of 100.82 ppb
(0 to 8.15 ppb)
9City of Weeping Water
Weeping Water, NE
1,0751 of 30.71 ppb
(0 to 2.12 ppb)
10Village of Firth
Firth, NE
5641 of 20.68 ppb
(0 to 1.37 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

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 Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska