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bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Delaware


Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (also called 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 Delaware

7 water utilities reported detecting bis(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 bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Quillens Point
Ocean View, DE
1502 of 31.53 ppb
(0 to 4 ppb)
2Seaford Water Department
Seaford, DE
6,6991 of 10.6 ppb
(0.6 ppb)
3Avalon Woods Owners Assoc Inc
Georgetown, DE
3061 of 30.5 ppb
(0 to 1.5 ppb)
4Tall Pines Resort Community Sys2
Lewes, DE
691 of 20.5 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
5Donovan/Smith Mobile Home Park
Pittsford, DE
3693 of 40.34 ppb
(0 to 0.7 ppb)
6Rehoboth Beach Water Department
Rehoboth, DE
29,7871 of 30.33 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
7Hunter Mill Estates
Dover, DE
4111 of 20.3 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)

Health Based Limits for bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.1.2 ppb

Violation Summary for bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware