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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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND40ND
2011ND20ND
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND50ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

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.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-07-2810210006207ND
2010-07-2810210006107ND
2010-11-1610321000807ND
2010-11-1610321000907ND
2011-05-2511146008007ND
2011-08-0311216000107ND
2013-08-2713241000207ND
2013-08-2713241000307ND
2013-09-2513268000701ND
2013-11-0513310000807ND
2013-11-0513310000907ND
2014-02-0514038000601ND
2014-04-2314114013807ND
2014-04-2314114014001ND
2014-08-2714240000701ND
2014-08-2714240000607ND
2015-08-2415238000601ND
2015-09-2915273000501ND