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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

Tifton-Tift County Water System

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.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
20140.360 ppb103ND - 1.70 ppb
20157.18 ppb440.810 ppb - 15.0 ppb
20160.640 ppb43ND - 1.20 ppb
20170.248 ppb144ND - 1.10 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 ppb

The legal limit for xylenes, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to xylene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-07AH58214ND
2012-06-11AH66448ND
2013-05-28AI02335ND
2013-05-28AI02334ND
2014-05-20AI40952ND
2014-09-23AI55034ND
2014-09-23AI550351.70 ppb
2014-09-23AI55036ND
2014-09-23AI55037ND
2014-09-23AI55038ND
2014-09-23AI55039ND
2014-09-23AI550401.30 ppb
2014-10-13AI573510.600 ppb
2014-10-13AI57350ND
2015-01-27AI635410.810 ppb
2015-04-20AI7519515.0 ppb
2015-07-28AI844389.20 ppb
2015-10-27AI998413.70 ppb
2016-01-20AJ047180.800 ppb
2016-04-19AJ105181.20 ppb
2016-08-02AJ20688ND
2016-11-01AJ324570.560 ppb
2017-02-07AJ458910.660 ppb
2017-02-07AJ45892ND
2017-02-07AJ45893ND
2017-02-07AJ45894ND
2017-02-07AJ45895ND
2017-02-07AJ45896ND
2017-04-04AJ526041.10 ppb
2017-04-04AJ526030.710 ppb
2017-07-11AJ59836ND
2017-07-11AJ598371.000 ppb
2017-10-16AJ71845ND
2017-10-16AJ71844ND
2017-12-06AJ74967ND
2017-12-06AJ74966ND