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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

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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.

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND60ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-07SB20333-01_01ND
2012-04-18SD20837-01_01ND
2012-09-10SI20364-01_01ND
2012-09-12SI20570-01_01ND
2012-09-17SI20759-01_01ND
2012-10-17SJ20987-01_01ND
2013-01-29SA30882-01_01ND
2013-07-233073818-02ND
2013-07-233073818-03ND
2013-07-233073818-01ND
2014-08-114082954-01ND
2014-08-114082954-05ND
2014-08-114082954-04ND
2014-08-114082954-03ND
2014-08-114082954-02ND
2015-08-245084756-01ND
2015-08-245084756-02ND
2016-07-186073642-01ND
2016-07-186073642-02ND
2017-08-077081802-04ND
2017-08-077081802-03ND
2017-08-077081802-02ND
2017-08-077081802-01ND
2017-08-077081802-05ND