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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Town of Gilbert

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.

 

63

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND180ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND150ND
2017ND60ND

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
2012-01-09PVA0475-01ND
2012-01-18PVA1134-01VND
2012-02-06PVB0363-01ND
2012-02-28PVB1867-01END
2012-03-01PVC0073-01END
2012-03-15PVC1257-01ND
2012-04-02PVD0064-01VND
2012-04-09PVD0611-01VND
2012-04-18PVD1294-01CND
2012-05-02PVE0219-01VND
2012-07-02PVG0062-01RE1ND
2012-07-03PVG0185-01ND
2012-07-26PVG1876-01VND
2012-08-28PVH2122-01VND
2012-10-01PVJ0070-01ND
2012-10-01PVJ0064-01ND
2012-10-01PVJ0072-01ND
2012-12-20PVL1426-01ND
2013-01-28PWA1665-01VND
2013-02-26PWB1689-01VND
2013-04-24550-1401-1VND
2013-05-22550-3316-1ND
2013-07-01550-5830-1VND
2013-07-08550-6180-1VND
2013-07-30550-7716-1VND
2013-08-12550-8579-1VND
2013-08-26550-9435-1VND
2013-08-27550-9504-1VND
2013-11-04201311040082VND
2013-11-28201311280351VND
2014-01-27201401270065VND
2014-01-27201401270088VND
2014-02-11201402110338VND
2014-03-04201403040337VND
2015-01-28201501280363VND
2015-01-28201501260356VND
2015-02-11201502110487VND
2015-02-24201502240351VND
2015-05-13201505130228VND
2015-07-21201507220448VND
2015-10-12201510120090VND
2015-12-02201512020569VND
2016-01-05201601070012VND
2016-01-06201601070018VND
2016-01-12201601120205VND
2016-01-19201601190344VND
2016-01-19201601190338VND
2016-01-19201601200431VND
2016-01-26201601280342VND
2016-01-26201601260332VND
2016-02-08201602080054VND
2016-02-08201602080043VND
2016-02-17201602170379VND
2016-02-17201602170374VND
2016-03-02201603020442VND
2016-03-23201603230456VND
2016-05-31201605310476VND
2017-01-04201701040827VND
2017-01-17201701170328VND
2017-03-22201703220306VND
2017-06-06201706060728VND
2017-07-27201707280115VND
2017-10-04201710040638VND