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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Lewiston

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND30ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND60ND
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate 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 internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-03S59257ND
2012-10-24S63631ND
2012-10-24S63632ND
2012-10-24S63633ND
2013-02-27S130228026-001ND
2013-08-21S130822058-005ND
2013-08-21S130822058-001ND
2015-01-21S2150122025-001ND
2015-07-22S150723044-001ND
2015-07-22S150723044-002ND
2015-07-22S150723044-003ND
2015-08-19S150819036-001ND
2015-08-19S150819036-002ND
2016-05-16S160518056-001ND