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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Diethyl phthalate

Carroll-Boone Water District

Diethyl phthalate is an additive used in many consumer products, particularly those containing fragrance. 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."

 

9

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND20ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-1812111002001ND
2013-01-1713018006007ND
2013-04-0913102000907ND
2013-07-0913192012001ND
2013-10-2213297002201ND
2014-02-2614059001601ND
2015-03-2415085003401ND
2016-02-0316036006407ND
2016-06-0716160000601ND