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bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in Texas


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 Texas

19 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)
1City of Malakoff
Malakoff, TX
2,4051 of 19.61 ppb
(9.61 ppb)
2Lakeway Harbor
Dallas, TX
1,0141 of 19.23 ppb
(9.23 ppb)
3Langtry Wsc
Langtry, TX
721 of 19.17 ppb
(9.17 ppb)
4Oak Trail Shores
Dallas, TX
3,0421 of 64.98 ppb
(0 to 29.9 ppb)
5Inverness Point Water System
Austin, TX
3001 of 24.48 ppb
(0 to 8.95 ppb)
6Canyon Lake Shores
New Braunfels, TX
5,1781 of 33.3 ppb
(0 to 9.91 ppb)
7Clwsc Triple Peak Plant
New Braunfels, TX
10,5181 of 33.04 ppb
(0 to 9.13 ppb)
8Cypress Springs Wsc South Plant
Mount Vernon, TX
4141 of 12.92 ppb
(2.92 ppb)
9Upper Trinity Regional Water District
Lewisville, TX
261 of 12.81 ppb
(2.81 ppb)
10Covington Water Works
Covington, TX
5001 of 12.69 ppb
(2.69 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 Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas