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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Wisconsin


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 Wisconsin

128 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)
1River Villa Trailer Park
Menomonie, WI
601 of 118 ppb
(18 ppb)
2St Pauls EV Lutheran School
Ixonia, WI
1001 of 27 ppb
(0 to 14 ppb)
3Little Red Elementary
Eau Claire, WI
1501 of 16.7 ppb
(6.7 ppb)
4UW Agricultural Research Station Hdqtrs
Arlington, WI
4802 of 26.1 ppb
(4.2 to 8 ppb)
5Ogema School
Ogema, WI
1211 of 15.7 ppb
(5.7 ppb)
6Burlington Waterworks
Burlington, WI
9,9581 of 25.5 ppb
(0 to 11 ppb)
7Heaven City Apartment Complex
Mukwonago, WI
1063 of 55.44 ppb
(0 to 12.6 ppb)
8Trinity Evangelical Luth CH & Sch
West Bend, WI
2154 of 45.4 ppb
(2.9 to 12 ppb)
9Gresham Waterworks
Gresham, WI
5341 of 15.2 ppb
(5.2 ppb)
10Mill Valley School
Muskego, WI
2301 of 14.9 ppb
(4.9 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 Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin