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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

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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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015ND100ND
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
2012-08-281208F10-001BND
2012-08-281208F10-013BND
2012-08-281208F10-010BND
2012-08-281208F10-004BND
2012-09-041209102-001AND
2013-04-091304548-001BND
2013-04-091304548-004BND
2013-05-071305375-003AND
2013-05-071305375-001AND
2013-05-071305375-002AND
2015-08-041508225-013BND
2015-08-041508225-010BND
2015-08-041508225-007BND
2015-08-041508225-004BND
2015-08-041508225-001BND
2015-11-101511802-003BND
2015-11-101511802-005BND
2015-11-101511802-001BND
2015-11-101511802-007BND
2015-11-101511802-009BND