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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Texarkana Water Utilities

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."

 

10

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
2014ND30ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND20ND
2019ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-2414058003601ND
2014-04-0214093002301ND
2014-07-0214184008701ND
2015-07-0615190006707ND
2015-10-2615302000107ND
2016-07-0616189007901ND
2017-07-0517187004301ND
2018-07-0318186006607ND
2018-10-0318277005507ND
2019-07-0919191003203ND