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p-Dichlorobenzene

City of El Mirage

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

54

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND60ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND80ND
2018ND120ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for p-dichlorobenzene 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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-114020905-09VND
2014-02-114020905-08VND
2014-02-114020905-07VND
2014-02-114020905-06VND
2014-02-114020905-05VND
2014-02-114020905-01VND
2015-01-265012031-01VND
2015-01-265012030-01VND
2015-01-265012029-01VND
2015-01-265012026-01VND
2015-01-265012025-01VND
2016-03-076030608-01VND
2016-05-236051917-01ND
2016-09-136091229-01ND
2016-09-146091229-03ND
2016-09-166091435-03ND
2016-09-166091435-02ND
2016-09-166091435-01ND
2016-09-216091854-02VND
2016-09-216091854-01VND
2016-09-276092333-01VND
2016-12-296122336-01ND
2017-03-097030873-01VND
2017-03-097030871-01VND
2017-03-097030869-01VND
2017-03-137031073-01VND
2017-03-167031500-01VND
2017-03-167031498-01VND
2017-03-167031494-01VND
2017-06-307062823-01VOCND
2018-02-2118B2021-01ND
2018-02-2118B2011-01VOCND
2018-02-2818B2665-01ND
2018-05-1518E1595-05 VOCND
2018-05-1518E1595-04 VOCND
2018-05-1518E1595-03 VOCND
2018-05-1518E1595-02 VOCND
2018-05-1518E1595-01 VOCND
2018-05-2418E2565-01 VOCND
2018-06-2718F2770-01 VOCND
2018-09-2818I2749-01ND
2018-10-3118J3309-02ND
2019-01-3119A3296-01ND
2019-04-1819D2239-01ND
2019-04-3019D3255-01ND
2019-04-3019D3251-01ND
2019-05-0119E0140-01ND
2019-05-0119E0136-01ND
2019-05-0119E0134-01ND
2019-06-1019F1007-01ND
2019-06-2019F2265-01ND
2019-06-2419F2482-01ND
2019-07-0219G0397-01ND
2019-10-0919J1316-02ND