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p-Dichlorobenzene

Cone Delfred Subdivision

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.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011N/A00N/A
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND10ND
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
2010-08-26V100826053-001ND
2012-03-23120323005-001ND
2012-06-13120614051-001ND
2012-09-19120920006-001ND
2012-12-12121213004-001ND
2013-03-15V130315026-001ND
2013-06-11130613015-001ND
2013-09-18V130919037-001ND
2013-12-1113122069-001ND
2014-09-23140924006-001ND
2015-08-26150827033-001ND