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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Sardis Water Association

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
2014ND10ND
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND
2018ND40ND
2019N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-11-1714324005801ND
2015-07-2215204005207ND
2015-07-2215204005307ND
2015-11-1615320000607ND
2015-11-1615320000707ND
2017-11-0817313014901ND
2018-08-0718220003707ND
2018-08-0718220003807ND
2018-10-3018304002507ND
2018-10-3018304002407ND