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bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Maine


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 Maine

1 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)
1Indian Township Tribal Water System
Princeton, ME
6701 of 10.19 ppb
(0.19 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 Maine

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maine