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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Forrest City Waterworks

Dibutyl phthalate is an additive used in many consumer products. As a group, phthalates are associated with hormone disruption. Read More.

Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that are added to hard plastics to make them soft and malleable. Phthalates can be found in everyday consumer products such as carpets, paints, glues, wall coverings, tablecloths, furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, toys, shoes, automobile upholstery, food packaging and medical products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to respiratory health problems, asthma and allergies in infants and children, and changes in reproductive system development in baby boys. The National Toxicology Program classifies a commonly used phthalate, called di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

 

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.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-07-2810210006107ND
2010-07-2810210006207ND
2010-11-1610321000907ND
2010-11-1610321000807ND
2011-05-2511146008007ND
2011-08-0311216000107ND
2013-08-2713241000307ND
2013-08-2713241000207ND
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