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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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o-Dichlorobenzene

Huttig Waterworks

o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

8

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
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for o-dichlorobenzene 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) 600 ppb

The legal limit for o-dichlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1970s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-1112012005001ND
2012-10-0212278005801ND
2013-02-0413038007001ND
2014-01-1414016010609ND
2015-03-0915071002201ND
2015-10-1515289010301ND
2016-01-1316015008401ND
2017-02-2717060000508ND