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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Status: National drinking water standard exists

 

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

2015:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

11

states detected

20

utilities detected

1.0 million

people served

0

states over health guideline

0

utilities over health guideline

0

people served over health guideline

Health concerns for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Change to fetal growth and development

Harm to the liver

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 200 ppb

The health guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to internal organs.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 400 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)400 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

States reporting di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Florida6732,024
New Jersey2272,415
Texas117,310
Massachusetts112,622
Maryland27,500
Minnesota1429
Wisconsin3406
Pennsylvania1190
Washington180
Indiana170
New York148
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Utilities with the highest amounts of di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Windstar Park Inc.Claypool, IN1 of 14.90 ppb70
Poynette Mobile EstatesPoynette, WI1 of 11.000 ppb150
AkeleyAkeley, MN1 of 10.610 ppb429
Buckingham Vly Rehab & NursingNewtown, PA2 of 30.553 ppb190
Wrights Mobile Home ParkWhitewater, WI1 of 20.425 ppb230
Corley Island Mobile ManorLeesburg, FL1 of 10.200 ppb250
Upper Columbia AcademySpangle, WA1 of 20.170 ppb80
Oakland ShoresAltamonte Springs, FL1 of 40.163 ppb788
Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA Major Grid)*Jacksonville, FL1 of 40.158 ppb703,938
City of HewittHewitt, TX1 of 40.153 ppb17,310
Rolling Ridge EstatesBrooklyn, NY1 of 40.143 ppb48
Residences On MainTwin Lakes, WI1 of 10.121 ppb26
Kingston Water DepartmentKingston, MA1 of 140.0614 ppb12,622
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority*Atlantic City, NJ1 of 10.0559 ppb152,415
Outpost Rv/Mobile Home ParkWinter Haven, FL1 of 60.0333 ppb70
Town of Princess Anne*Princess Anne, MD1 of 20.0200 ppb3,300

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA Major Grid)*Jacksonville, FL1 of 40.158 ppb703,938
City of HewittHewitt, TX1 of 40.153 ppb17,310
Kingston Water DepartmentKingston, MA1 of 140.0614 ppb12,622
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority*Atlantic City, NJ1 of 10.0559 ppb152,415

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.