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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Butyl benzyl phthalate

James Fork Regional Water District

Butyl benzyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other consumer products. Phthalates are hormone disruptors that target the male reproductive system. 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."

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-0212187011107ND
2012-10-0212278018107ND
2013-10-2113296001001ND
2014-11-0314310003401ND
2015-08-0515218007607ND
2015-10-2815302002507ND
2017-10-1717292011301ND