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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Kingman Municipal Water

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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND90ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND60ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND10ND

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
2012-02-13PVB1003-06VND
2012-02-13PVB1003-05VND
2012-02-13PVB1003-04VND
2012-02-13PVB1003-03VND
2012-02-13PVB1003-02VND
2012-02-13PVB1003-01VND
2012-07-09PVG0619-03VND
2012-07-09PVG0619-02VND
2012-07-09PVG0619-01VND
2015-02-09550-39973-1ND
2015-02-09550-39972-1ND
2015-02-09550-39970-1ND
2015-02-17550-40405-1ND
2015-02-17550-40404-1ND
2015-02-17550-40403-1ND
2016-02-16550-59042-1VND
2016-07-12550-66385-1VND
2016-07-12550-66385-1ND
2017-12-26550-95384-1ND