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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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.

 

11

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
2013ND10ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND40ND

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
2013-11-191200-133-0800ND
2014-05-081200-133-0815ND
2014-05-081200-011-0930ND
2014-08-071200-011-1120ND
2014-08-201200-133-0900ND
2015-03-241200-011-0930ND
2015-03-241200-133-0710ND
2017-02-271200-011-1030ND
2017-02-281200-133-1105ND
2017-05-091200-011-0940ND
2017-05-171200-133-0941ND