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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Phoenix

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.

 

88

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND100ND
2014ND220ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND440ND

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
2012-01-04201201100219SND
2012-01-09201201100220SND
2012-01-10201201110317SND
2012-01-252012005033ND
2012-02-012012007274ND
2012-07-242012048235ND
2012-11-072012073771ND
2013-01-232013005080ND
2013-02-052013006703ND
2013-02-052013006698ND
2013-04-162013023392ND
2013-04-162013023380ND
2013-07-232013046703ND
2013-07-232013045604ND
2013-08-012013048900ND
2013-10-212013066892ND
2013-10-242013068374ND
2014-01-082013081396ND
2014-01-152014001542ND
2014-01-152014001127ND
2014-01-162014001413ND
2014-01-162014001141ND
2014-01-162014003202ND
2014-01-212014003187ND
2014-02-122873245ND
2014-02-182014009414ND
2014-02-192014009557ND
2014-02-262014009697ND
2014-04-072014020062ND
2014-07-01201407010319SND
2014-07-012014040546ND
2014-07-022014040615ND
2014-07-082014041928ND
2014-07-092014041940ND
2014-07-152014043225ND
2014-07-16201403579ND
2014-07-222014045304ND
2014-07-232014045327ND
2014-07-232014045315ND
2015-02-032015001906ND
2015-07-082015042615ND
2015-10-062015065306ND
2016-01-052015086650ND
2016-07-052016041839ND
2017-01-04201701040662SND
2017-01-042016087227ND
2017-01-042016086885ND
2017-01-042016086873ND
2017-01-042016086851ND
2017-01-052016087240ND
2017-01-102017001700ND
2017-01-102017001683ND
2017-01-112017001846ND
2017-01-112017001860ND
2017-01-172017002407ND
2017-01-172017002392ND
2017-01-182017002440ND
2017-01-182017002427ND
2017-01-252017004355ND
2017-01-252017004339ND
2017-02-012017006539ND
2017-02-082017008742ND
2017-02-222017012576ND
2017-03-222017020005ND
2017-04-272017031719ND
2017-04-272017031732ND
2017-07-05201707050526SND
2017-07-112017052502ND
2017-07-112017052489ND
2017-07-122017052534ND
2017-07-122017052520ND
2017-07-132017053180ND
2017-07-132017053190ND
2017-07-132017053201ND
2017-07-132017053213ND
2017-07-132017053225ND
2017-07-182017054882ND
2017-07-192017054931ND
2017-07-262017057100ND
2017-07-272017057082ND
2017-07-272017057070ND
2017-08-012017058963ND
2017-08-012017058951ND
2017-08-022017059101ND
2017-08-022017059087ND
2017-08-032017060090ND
2017-10-102017077912ND
2017-10-122017077986SOCND