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bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in New York

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 New York

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
1Wilton Water & Sewer Authority
Wilton, NY
2,4001 of 412.75 ppb
(0 to 51 ppb)
2Canton Village
Canton, NY
6,3791 of 16.6 ppb
(6.6 ppb)
3Canaseraga Village Public Water
Canaseraga, NY
9001 of 13.5 ppb
(3.5 ppb)
4Queensbury Water District
Queensbury, NY
21,2002 of 33.13 ppb
(0 to 7.6 ppb)
5Gorham Town Wd
Gorham, NY
4,2001 of 22.9 ppb
(0 to 5.8 ppb)
6Ontario Town Benefit Area #1
Ontario, NY
10,0001 of 21.75 ppb
(0 to 3.5 ppb)
7Newark Village
Newark, NY
10,0171 of 30.8 ppb
(0 to 2.4 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 New York

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in New York since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly1