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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Valencia Water Company

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.

 

46

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND380ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND80ND
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

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
2014-03-059590-021-0920ND
2014-03-059590-062-1045ND
2014-03-129590-005-1020ND
2014-03-129590-026-1155ND
2014-03-129590-024-0855ND
2014-03-129590-018-1045ND
2014-03-129590-052-0850ND
2014-03-129590-058-1115ND
2014-03-199590-025-0740ND
2014-03-199590-049-0805ND
2014-03-199590-070-0850ND
2014-03-199590-046-0820ND
2014-03-199590-017-0838ND
2014-03-269590-047-1043ND
2014-03-269590-073-0820ND
2014-03-269590-048-0920ND
2014-03-269590-051-1130ND
2014-03-269590-004-1100ND
2014-03-269590-003-1000ND
2014-06-049590-062-0900ND
2014-06-049590-021-0810ND
2014-06-049590-052-1000ND
2014-06-119590-018-1020ND
2014-06-119590-026-0840ND
2014-06-119590-024-0810ND
2014-06-119590-005-0950ND
2014-06-119590-058-1050ND
2014-06-189590-025-0815ND
2014-06-189590-046-0835ND
2014-06-189590-017-0900ND
2014-06-189590-051-0940ND
2014-06-189590-070-0915ND
2014-06-189590-049-0830ND
2014-06-259590-073-0820ND
2014-06-259590-048-1000ND
2014-06-259590-047-1155ND
2014-06-259590-004-1040ND
2014-06-259590-003-1030ND
2017-03-029590-062-0907ND
2017-03-029590-052-0950ND
2017-03-239590-073-0907ND
2017-03-239590-003-0805ND
2017-06-019590-062-0930ND
2017-06-019590-052-0855ND
2017-06-229590-073-0950ND
2017-06-229590-003-0850ND