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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Algonquin

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.

 

16

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND80ND
2016N/A00N/A
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
2012-07-232073147-01RE1ND
2012-07-232073253-01ND
2012-07-232073256-01ND
2012-07-232073145-01RE1ND
2012-11-152112240-03ND
2012-11-152112240-02ND
2012-11-152112240-04ND
2012-11-152112240-01ND
2015-07-275074813-03ND
2015-07-275074813-02ND
2015-07-275074813-04ND
2015-07-275074813-01ND
2015-10-145102492-04ND
2015-10-145102492-01ND
2015-10-145102492-02ND
2015-10-145102492-03ND