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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Fort Rucker - American Water

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.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND140ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND190ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-01-21160121041-5ND
2016-01-21160121041-7ND
2016-01-21160121041-6ND
2016-01-21160121041-2ND
2016-01-21160121041-1ND
2016-01-21160121041-3ND
2016-01-21160121041-4ND
2016-04-21160421053-5ND
2016-04-21160421053-4ND
2016-04-21160421053-7ND
2016-04-21160421053-3ND
2016-04-21160421053-1ND
2016-04-21160421053-2ND
2016-04-21160421053-6ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-2919010699-001DND
2019-01-2919010699-005DND
2019-01-2919010699-004DND
2019-01-2919010699-002DND
2019-01-2919010699-003DND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-01-292019-19010699-00ND
2019-05-2820105785003_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785005_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785004_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785006_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785007_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785001_ISOCND
2019-05-2820105785002_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664001_ISOCND
2019-07-2920114664002_ISOCND