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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Grants Way

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
2012ND10ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND20ND
2016ND40ND
20170.0215 ppb41ND - 0.0860 ppb

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
2012-08-099982897001ND
2015-08-2435204271003ND
2015-11-0935216143001ND
2016-01-2635227006002ND
2016-04-2635242354001ND
2016-07-2035256687003ND
2016-11-162190687003ND
2017-01-102201995001ND
2017-04-2022245210020.0860 ppb
2017-07-202248430003ND
2017-12-14L6984069-02 525ND