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o-Dichlorobenzene

Columbus

o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011ND10ND
2012ND20ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 600 ppb

The health guideline of 600 ppb for o-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 harm to internal organs.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 600 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)600 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-03-22AG85185ND
2011-09-06AH39754ND
2012-05-01AH57752ND
2012-11-05AH83257ND
2013-02-05AH88452ND
2013-02-05AH88451ND
2013-10-02AI19612ND
2014-01-20AI26899ND
2014-01-20AI26898ND
2014-05-05AI39470ND
2014-07-30AI47500ND
2014-11-03AI58784ND
2015-03-24AI69582ND
2015-03-24AI69581ND