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p-Dichlorobenzene

Talbotton

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.

 

26

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND60ND
2011ND70ND
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 6 ppb

The 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.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 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)75.0 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
2010-08-23AG99408ND
2010-11-02AH09825ND
2011-03-28AH26179ND
2011-03-28AH26180ND
2011-03-28AH26181ND
2011-03-28AH26182ND
2011-06-07AH31367ND
2011-08-16AH37704ND
2011-11-08AH46040ND
2012-02-21AH53739ND
2012-05-01AH57821ND
2012-07-26AH71440ND
2012-11-19AH84329ND
2013-02-14AH89214ND
2013-05-09AI01068ND
2013-07-29AI07670ND
2013-11-04AI22051ND
2014-01-23AI27097ND
2014-05-05AI39581ND
2014-07-24AI46661ND
2014-11-06AI59253ND
2015-02-19AI65257ND