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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

California Water Service Company - Dominguez

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.

 

38

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND180ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND150ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND20ND

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
2013-05-085810-019-0954ND
2013-05-085810-050-1106ND
2013-05-085810-016-1250ND
2013-05-085810-024-1045ND
2013-05-145810-018-1515ND
2013-06-125810-023-1345ND
2013-06-205810-022-1245ND
2013-08-075810-019-1012ND
2013-08-075810-050-1235ND
2013-08-075810-016-1245ND
2013-08-075810-024-1105ND
2013-08-145810-018-1104ND
2013-09-115810-023-1110ND
2013-09-115810-022-1415ND
2013-09-195810-004-1428ND
2013-09-305810-036-1800ND
2013-11-135810-004-1354ND
2013-11-205810-036-0955ND
2015-03-255810-018-1330ND
2015-05-069590-036-1435ND
2015-05-069590-024-1050ND
2015-05-069590-023-1325ND
2015-05-069590-019-1015ND
2015-05-069590-004-1515ND
2015-05-139590-050-1250ND
2015-05-209590-022-1330ND
2015-05-209590-016-1312ND
2015-08-059590-050-1147ND
2015-08-129590-004-1140ND
2015-08-129590-036-1322ND
2015-08-129590-023-1115ND
2015-08-129590-019-1005ND
2015-08-199590-024-1040ND
2016-03-239590-018-1340ND
2016-08-249590-018-1015ND
2016-12-289590-019-0930ND
2017-03-089590-019-1430ND
2017-10-169590-805-1030ND