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Xylenes (total)

Dalton Utilities

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.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND20ND
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND30ND

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
2011-09-06AH39726ND
2011-09-06AH39725ND
2012-05-23AH65295ND
2012-05-23AH65294ND
2013-06-03AI02683ND
2013-06-03AI02682ND
2014-05-13AI40410ND
2014-05-13AI40409ND
2015-03-31AI69893ND
2015-03-31AI69892ND
2015-03-31AI69891ND