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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Altheimer

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."

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-07-1514198010101ND
2015-08-1015225008001ND
2017-08-3017242002401ND
2018-08-2018235005301ND
2019-07-1719198000501ND
2019-09-0919255002507ND