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Di-n-butylphthalate in Iowa

Di-n-butylphthalate is an industrial solvent or additive used in many consumer products such as nail polish, cosmetics, some printing inks, pharmaceutical coatings, cleaning products and insecticides. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Iowa

17 water utilities reported detecting Di-n-butylphthalate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Di-n-butylphthalate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Wellman Municipal Waterworks
Wellman, IA
1,3931 of 1120 ppb
(120 ppb)
2Muscatine Power & Water
Muscatine, IA
23,1021 of 165 ppb
(65 ppb)
3Prairie View Estates Hoa
Iowa City, IA
1551 of 163 ppb
(63 ppb)
4Stoney Creek North
Davenport, IA
504 of 412.18 ppb
(7.1 to 21 ppb)
5Hickory Hills First Annex Hoa
Blue Grass, IA
1561 of 15.3 ppb
(5.3 ppb)
6Lake Crest Manor Hoa # 1
Swisher, IA
354 of 44.75 ppb
(1.1 to 13 ppb)
7Woolstock Water Supply
Woolstock, IA
2045 of 52.94 ppb
(1.9 to 4.7 ppb)
8Vincent Water Supply
Vincent, IA
1581 of 12 ppb
(2 ppb)
New Provid, IA
601 of 11.6 ppb
(1.6 ppb)
10Anita Municipal Utilities
Anita, IA
1,0491 of 11.6 ppb
(1.6 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Di-n-butylphthalate

Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.700 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.2000 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.4000 ppb

Violation Summary for Di-n-butylphthalate in Iowa

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Iowa