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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Sunny Slope Water Company

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.

 

29

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND50ND

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
2012-03-149588-004-1000ND
2012-06-199588-012-0900ND
2012-09-129588-017-0950ND
2012-09-129588-003-0930ND
2012-11-299588-006-0945ND
2013-03-199588-004-0940ND
2013-06-269588-012-0855ND
2013-09-039588-017-1007ND
2013-09-039588-003-0955ND
2013-12-179588-006-0900ND
2014-03-039588-004-0930ND
2014-06-039588-012-0940ND
2014-09-169588-003-0925ND
2014-12-019588-006-0910ND
2015-03-199588-004-0910ND
2015-06-099588-012-1025ND
2015-06-099588-017-1010ND
2015-09-029588-003-0935ND
2015-12-099588-006-0910ND
2016-03-109588-004-0915ND
2016-06-089588-012-1005ND
2016-06-089588-017-1030ND
2016-09-129588-003-0930ND
2016-12-029588-006-1040ND
2017-03-069588-004-1040ND
2017-06-309588-012-1310ND
2017-06-309588-017-1335ND
2017-09-219588-003-0930ND
2017-12-289588-006-0835ND