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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dimethyl phthalate

Huttig Waterworks

Dimethyl phthalate is an additive used in plastics and other 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."

 

11

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
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

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