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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

Warren Water District

NOTE: Warren Water District purchases water from Des Moines Water Works which is required to test for xylenes (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Des Moines Water Works.

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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND10ND
201514.0 ppb2211.0 ppb - 17.0 ppb
20161.15 ppb221.000 ppb - 1.30 ppb
2017ND10ND

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

NOTE: Warren Water District purchases water from Des Moines Water Works which is required to test for xylenes (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Des Moines Water Works.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-241917689ND
2012-07-241917690ND
2013-08-192002239ND
2013-08-192002240ND
2014-10-082085404ND
2015-07-13OE266315ND
2015-08-10OE277679ND
2016-09-30OE435255ND
2016-09-30OE435256ND
2017-12-15OE601645ND