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bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Idaho

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 Idaho

2 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
1City of Mackay
Mackay, ID
5661 of 11090 ppb
(1090 ppb)
2Karcher Acres Subd
Nampa, ID
1001 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)

Health Based Limits for bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

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 Idaho

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Idaho