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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

SBNDO County Service Area 70J

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
2014ND50ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND50ND

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
2013-10-183761-005-1020ND
2014-02-033761-001-1130ND
2014-02-033761-002-1030ND
2014-02-033761-003-0930ND
2014-02-033761-005-1345ND
2014-02-043761-004-1300ND
2017-07-313761-001-1245ND
2017-07-313761-005-1115ND
2017-08-013761-002-1145ND
2017-08-013761-003-1300ND
2017-08-013761-004-1230ND