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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Forrest City Waterworks

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND50ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND30ND

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
2013-08-2713241000207ND
2013-08-2713241000307ND
2013-09-2513268000701ND
2013-11-0513310000907ND
2013-11-0513310000807ND
2014-02-0514038000601ND
2014-04-2314114013807ND
2014-04-2314114014001ND
2014-08-2714240000701ND
2014-08-2714240000607ND
2015-08-2415238000601ND
2015-09-2915273000501ND
2016-07-0616189013607ND
2016-07-0616189013507ND
2016-08-241608B86-004AND
2016-10-031610190-001AND
2016-10-031610190-003AND
2017-04-0317096000207ND
2017-07-0317187007201ND
2017-07-3117215001705ND