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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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o-Dichlorobenzene

Sleepy Valley Water Company

o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for o-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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 600 ppb

The legal limit for o-dichlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1970s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-125867-001-0611ND
2012-07-125867-002-0622ND
2013-07-125867-001-0606ND
2013-07-125867-002-0622ND
2014-07-025867-001-0726ND
2014-07-025867-002-0729ND
2015-06-265867-001-0710ND
2015-06-265867-002-0725ND
2016-06-285867-001-0920ND
2016-06-285867-002-0930ND
2017-07-265867-001-1100ND
2017-07-265867-002-1110ND