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p-Dichlorobenzene

City of Manteca

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.

 

31

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND60ND

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
2012-02-085810-049-1130ND
2012-02-085810-040-1035ND
2012-03-135810-013-1000ND
2012-06-125810-049-0717ND
2012-11-135810-044-1033ND
2013-03-135810-032-0640ND
2013-04-105810-012-0805ND
2013-06-055810-038-0745ND
2013-06-055810-034-0825ND
2013-08-145810-014-0810ND
2014-01-145810-042-1055ND
2014-01-145810-036-0906ND
2014-02-115810-030-0835ND
2014-06-105810-015-0720ND
2014-07-085810-016-0715ND
2014-07-085810-028-0803ND
2015-02-105810-040-0820ND
2015-06-095810-049-0650ND
2015-07-215810-034-0812ND
2015-11-305810-044-1005ND
2015-12-095810-013-0625ND
2016-03-085810-032-0540ND
2016-04-195810-012-0920ND
2016-06-145810-038-0645ND
2016-08-235810-014-0715ND
2017-01-095810-042-0947ND
2017-01-095810-036-1030ND
2017-04-045810-042-0535ND
2017-07-105810-028-0847ND
2017-07-105810-016-0800ND
2017-08-085810-015-0625ND