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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Epcor Water - Paradise Valley/Scottsdale

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for p-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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-03160971ND
2012-02-06PVB0334-06ND
2012-04-02PVD0022-03ND
2012-12-032120055-03VND
2012-12-032120055-03ND
2013-01-153030134-03VND
2013-05-063050387-03ND
2013-09-033090143-03ND
2013-12-023120121-01ND
2014-03-034030096-01ND
2014-05-054050353-08ND
2014-08-054080398-01ND
2014-11-044110285-010VND
2015-03-025030035-01VND
2015-06-015060038-01VND
2015-07-065070342-01VND
2015-11-025110136-01ND
2016-03-036030448-01ND
2016-08-176081687-01ND
2016-11-076110607-01ND
2017-02-067020450-01ND
2017-06-057060314-01VOCND
2017-09-257092210-01ND
2017-10-177101905-01ND