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Xylenes (total)

Talbotton

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.

 

26

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20100.1000 ppb61ND - 0.600 ppb
2011ND70ND
20129.88 ppb43ND - 27.8 ppb
20132.48 ppb43ND - 3.50 ppb
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 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)10,000 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
2010-03-31AG85828ND
2010-03-31AG85827ND
2010-03-31AG85826ND
2010-03-31AG85825ND
2010-08-23AG994080.600 ppb
2010-11-02AH09825ND
2011-03-28AH26179ND
2011-03-28AH26180ND
2011-03-28AH26181ND
2011-03-28AH26182ND
2011-06-07AH31367ND
2011-08-16AH37704ND
2011-11-08AH46040ND
2012-02-21AH537390.930 ppb
2012-05-01AH5782127.8 ppb
2012-07-26AH7144010.8 ppb
2012-11-19AH84329ND
2013-02-14AH892143.00 ppb
2013-05-09AI010683.40 ppb
2013-07-29AI076703.50 ppb
2013-11-04AI22051ND
2014-01-23AI27097ND
2014-05-05AI39581ND
2014-07-24AI46661ND
2014-11-06AI59253ND
2015-02-19AI65257ND