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Di-n-butyl phthalate

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

Dibutyl phthalate is an additive used in many consumer products. As a group, phthalates are associated with hormone disruption. Read More.

Phthalates are synthetic chemicals that are added to hard plastics to make them soft and malleable. Phthalates can be found in everyday consumer products such as carpets, paints, glues, wall coverings, tablecloths, furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, toys, shoes, automobile upholstery, food packaging and medical products. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to respiratory health problems, asthma and allergies in infants and children, and changes in reproductive system development in baby boys. The National Toxicology Program classifies a commonly used phthalate, called di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND30ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-11JAN2012-OC-525ND
2012-05-232012-05-23--525&ND
2012-07-302012-07-30--525ND
2012-10-172012-10-17--525ND
2013-01-282013-01-28--OC52ND
2013-05-15MAY-13-OCND
2013-07-292013-07-29--525ND
2013-11-202013-11-20--525ND
2014-01-222014-01-22--OC52ND
2014-05-13MAY-14-SOCND
2014-08-132014-08-13--OC52ND
2017-08-072017-08-07-SOCND
2017-11-092017-11-09-SOCND