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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Indiana American Water - Richmond

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.

 

58

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND140ND
2013ND80ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND140ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-02-13155554RS525-1201ND
2012-02-13155553RS525-1201ND
2012-04-16167623RS28-1202ND
2012-04-16167627RS28-1202ND
2012-04-16167625RS28--1202ND
2012-05-16171735RS525-1202ND
2012-05-16171745RS525-1202ND
2012-07-16167628RS28-1203ND
2012-07-16167624RS28-1203ND
2012-07-16167626RS28-1203ND
2012-08-13171736RS-1203ND
2012-08-15171746RS-1203ND
2012-11-13199009RS525-1204ND
2012-11-13199006RS525-1204ND
2013-02-13207558RS525-1301ND
2013-02-13207559RS525-1301ND
2013-05-14218976RS525-1302ND
2013-05-14218975RS525-1302ND
2013-08-12231826RS525-1303ND
2013-08-12231828RS525-1303ND
2013-11-13240514RS525-1304ND
2013-11-13240513RS525-1304ND
2014-02-10247668RS525-1401ND
2014-02-10247669RS525-1401ND
2014-05-12256299RS525-1402ND
2014-05-12256298RS525-1402ND
2014-08-12265615RS525-1403ND
2014-08-12265614RS525-1403ND
2014-11-12274883RS525-1404ND
2014-11-12274881RS525-1404ND
2015-02-09281655RS525-1501ND
2015-02-09281653RS525-1501ND
2015-04-0728647101RS28-150ND
2015-04-0728646701RS28-150ND
2015-04-0728646201RS28-150ND
2015-05-1228894401RS525-15ND
2015-05-1228894601RS525-15ND
2015-07-1539499201RS28-150ND
2015-07-1529499501RS28-150ND
2015-07-21294999RV-1503ND
2015-08-1029927801RS525-15ND
2015-08-1029927601RS-1503ND
2015-11-09305397RS525-1504ND
2015-11-09305395RS525-1504ND
2016-05-09318680RS525-1602ND
2016-05-09318682RS525-1602ND
2016-08-0932886801RS525-16ND
2016-08-0932886601RS525-16ND
2016-11-1433728301RS-1604ND
2016-11-1433728101RS-1604ND
2017-02-14345570RS525-1701ND
2017-02-14345568RS525-1701ND
2017-05-08354292RS525-1702ND
2017-05-08354290RS525-1702ND
2017-08-15365881RS525-1703ND
2017-08-15365879RS525-1703ND
2017-11-13375901RS525-1704ND
2017-11-14375899RS525-1704ND