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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Huttig Waterworks

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-1812110006401ND
2012-10-0212278006701ND
2013-06-1013164004201ND
2013-10-0813282000801ND
2014-01-1414016010707ND
2014-01-1414016010607ND
2014-04-2814121001801ND
2014-11-1814324007701ND
2015-05-2615148008101ND
2015-11-0415309004801ND
2017-02-271703093-003AND
2017-11-0117306000601ND