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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

SBNDO County Service Area 70J

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND40ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,800 ppb for xylenes 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 the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 ppb

The legal limit for xylenes, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to xylene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-063761-005-1035ND
2012-01-133761-003-0950ND
2012-10-263761-002-1035ND
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
2015-01-063761-002-1350ND
2015-01-063761-003-1425ND
2015-01-063761-005-1210ND
2015-07-293761-004-1000ND
2017-07-263761-001-1300ND