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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Baton Rouge Water Company

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, or DEHP, is a softener added to PVC plastics. Phthalates are hormone disruptors that target the male reproductive system. Read More.

DEHP can cross the placenta and disrupt steroid hormone synthesis, and may lead to cancer. In laboratory animals, exposure to DEHP during pregnancy harms fetal developmental and causes abnormalities in the male reproductive tract. Human epidemiological studies show certain phthalates, especially DEHP, are associated with reduced anogenital distance in human male infants, which is a measure of adverse developmental effects in human male infants exposed prenatally to endocrine disrupting chemicals. DEHP may also interfere with signaling related to the timing of birth and may have adverse effects on the immune system.

 

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Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.679 ppb18180.420 ppb - 1.13 ppb
20130.684 ppb5854ND - 2.54 ppb
20140.145 ppb4810ND - 0.890 ppb
20150.406 ppb6216ND - 2.90 ppb
20160.423 ppb9028ND - 5.30 ppb
20170.0328 ppb804ND - 0.680 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 3 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 6 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, established in 1992, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-30AD634240.880 ppb
2012-01-30AD634250.680 ppb
2012-01-30AD634240.880 ppb
2012-01-30AD634250.680 ppb
2012-02-10AD637160.480 ppb
2012-02-10AD637160.480 ppb
2012-04-17AD649060.630 ppb
2012-04-17AD649071.13 ppb
2012-04-17AD649060.630 ppb
2012-04-17AD649071.13 ppb
2012-07-09AD673170.540 ppb
2012-07-09AD673180.560 ppb
2012-07-09AD673170.540 ppb
2012-07-09AD673180.560 ppb
2012-10-22AD724300.420 ppb
2012-10-22AD724300.420 ppb
2012-11-19AD733540.790 ppb
2012-11-19AD733540.790 ppb
2013-01-14AD747230.850 ppb
2013-01-14AD747240.770 ppb
2013-01-14AD747250.830 ppb
2013-01-14AD747230.850 ppb
2013-01-14AD747240.770 ppb
2013-01-14AD747250.830 ppb
2013-01-28AD750250.540 ppb
2013-01-28AD750261.13 ppb
2013-01-28AD750270.540 ppb
2013-01-28AD750280.510 ppb
2013-01-28AD750290.500 ppb
2013-01-28AD750250.540 ppb
2013-01-28AD750261.13 ppb
2013-01-28AD750270.540 ppb
2013-01-28AD750280.510 ppb
2013-01-28AD750290.500 ppb
2013-02-04AD752830.630 ppb
2013-02-04AD752840.560 ppb
2013-02-04AD752850.530 ppb
2013-02-04AD752860.940 ppb
2013-02-04AD752870.570 ppb
2013-02-04AD752830.630 ppb
2013-02-04AD752840.560 ppb
2013-02-04AD752850.530 ppb
2013-02-04AD752860.940 ppb
2013-02-04AD752870.570 ppb
2013-03-11AD759430.570 ppb
2013-03-11AD759440.560 ppb
2013-03-11AD759450.810 ppb
2013-03-11AD759460.620 ppb
2013-03-11AD759470.620 ppb
2013-03-11AD759430.570 ppb
2013-03-11AD759440.560 ppb
2013-03-11AD759450.810 ppb
2013-03-11AD759460.620 ppb
2013-03-11AD759470.620 ppb
2013-04-01AD765140.610 ppb
2013-04-01AD765150.510 ppb
2013-04-01AD765160.820 ppb
2013-04-01AD765140.610 ppb
2013-04-01AD765150.510 ppb
2013-04-01AD765160.820 ppb
2013-04-08AD76715ND
2013-04-08AD76715ND
2013-04-15AD769360.620 ppb
2013-04-15AD769370.500 ppb
2013-04-15AD76938ND
2013-04-15AD769390.530 ppb
2013-04-15AD769400.610 ppb
2013-04-15AD769360.620 ppb
2013-04-15AD769370.500 ppb
2013-04-15AD76938ND
2013-04-15AD769390.530 ppb
2013-04-15AD769400.610 ppb
2013-04-29AD772522.54 ppb
2013-04-29AD772522.54 ppb
2013-09-09AD836441.02 ppb
2013-09-09AD836441.02 ppb
2014-01-13AD882770.890 ppb
2014-01-13AD88278ND
2014-01-13AD882790.710 ppb
2014-01-13AD882800.640 ppb
2014-01-13AD882810.640 ppb
2014-01-13AD882770.890 ppb
2014-01-13AD88278ND
2014-01-13AD882790.710 ppb
2014-01-13AD882800.640 ppb
2014-01-13AD882810.640 ppb
2014-05-12AD91432ND
2014-05-12AD91433ND
2014-05-12AD91434ND
2014-05-12AD91435ND
2014-05-12AD91436ND
2014-05-12AD91432ND
2014-05-12AD91433ND
2014-05-12AD91434ND
2014-05-12AD91435ND
2014-05-12AD91436ND
2014-05-19AD91649ND
2014-05-19AD91650ND
2014-05-19AD91651ND
2014-05-19AD91652ND
2014-05-19AD91653ND
2014-05-19AD91649ND
2014-05-19AD91650ND
2014-05-19AD91651ND
2014-05-19AD91652ND
2014-05-19AD91653ND
2014-07-14AD93462ND
2014-07-14AD93463ND
2014-07-14AD93464ND
2014-07-14AD93462ND
2014-07-14AD93463ND
2014-07-14AD93464ND
2014-07-21AD93465ND
2014-07-21AD940070.600 ppb
2014-07-21AD94008ND
2014-07-21AD94009ND
2014-07-21AD94010ND
2014-07-21AD94011ND
2014-07-21AD93465ND
2014-07-21AD940070.600 ppb
2014-07-21AD94008ND
2014-07-21AD94009ND
2014-07-21AD94010ND
2014-07-21AD94011ND
2015-03-3035181845005ND
2015-03-3035181845005ND
2015-04-2935186981001ND
2015-04-2935186981002ND
2015-04-2935186981003ND
2015-04-2935186981004ND
2015-04-2935186981005ND
2015-04-2935186981006ND
2015-04-2935186981007ND
2015-04-2935186981001ND
2015-04-2935186981002ND
2015-04-2935186981003ND
2015-04-2935186981004ND
2015-04-2935186981005ND
2015-04-2935186981006ND
2015-04-2935186981007ND
2015-05-06351880040010.690 ppb
2015-05-0635188004002ND
2015-05-06351880040051.20 ppb
2015-05-0635188004019ND
2015-05-06351880040010.690 ppb
2015-05-0635188004002ND
2015-05-06351880040051.20 ppb
2015-05-0635188004019ND
2015-07-0635196455004ND
2015-07-0635196455005ND
2015-07-0635196455004ND
2015-07-0635196455005ND
2015-08-0335200997004ND
2015-08-0335200997005ND
2015-08-0335200997004ND
2015-08-0335200997005ND
2015-08-17352034380012.60 ppb
2015-08-17352034380022.90 ppb
2015-08-17352034380012.60 ppb
2015-08-17352034380022.90 ppb
2015-08-3135205974004ND
2015-08-3135205974005ND
2015-08-3135205974004ND
2015-08-3135205974005ND
2015-09-29352099410120.800 ppb
2015-09-29352099410131.60 ppb
2015-09-2935209941014ND
2015-09-29352099410120.800 ppb
2015-09-29352099410131.60 ppb
2015-09-2935209941014ND
2015-11-0235215110001ND
2015-11-0235215110002ND
2015-11-0235215110003ND
2015-11-0235215110001ND
2015-11-0235215110002ND
2015-11-0235215110003ND
2015-11-30352190660012.10 ppb
2015-11-3035219066002ND
2015-11-3035219066003ND
2015-11-30352190660040.690 ppb
2015-11-3035219066005ND
2015-11-30352190660012.10 ppb
2015-11-3035219066002ND
2015-11-3035219066003ND
2015-11-30352190660040.690 ppb
2015-11-3035219066005ND
2016-01-1235225030004ND
2016-01-1235225030005ND
2016-01-1235225030004ND
2016-01-1235225030005ND
2016-01-2535227129002ND
2016-01-2535227129003ND
2016-01-2535227129004ND
2016-01-2535227129005ND
2016-01-2535227129002ND
2016-01-2535227129003ND
2016-01-2535227129004ND
2016-01-2535227129005ND
2016-02-29352321450010.680 ppb
2016-02-29352321450020.630 ppb
2016-02-29352321450030.640 ppb
2016-02-29352321450010.680 ppb
2016-02-29352321450020.630 ppb
2016-02-29352321450030.640 ppb
2016-04-1135239236001ND
2016-04-11352392360020.700 ppb
2016-04-11352392360030.610 ppb
2016-04-1135239236004ND
2016-04-1135239236001ND
2016-04-11352392360020.700 ppb
2016-04-11352392360030.610 ppb
2016-04-1135239236004ND
2016-04-2035240674001ND
2016-04-2035240674002ND
2016-04-2035240674001ND
2016-04-2035240674002ND
2016-04-27352419630011.90 ppb
2016-04-27352419630022.50 ppb
2016-04-27352419630032.00 ppb
2016-04-27352419630041.30 ppb
2016-04-27352419630050.560 ppb
2016-04-27352419630011.90 ppb
2016-04-27352419630022.50 ppb
2016-04-27352419630032.00 ppb
2016-04-27352419630041.30 ppb
2016-04-27352419630050.560 ppb
2016-05-0335243244001ND
2016-05-0335243244002ND
2016-05-0335243244003ND
2016-05-0335243244004ND
2016-05-0335243244005ND
2016-05-0335243244001ND
2016-05-0335243244002ND
2016-05-0335243244003ND
2016-05-0335243244004ND
2016-05-0335243244005ND
2016-05-2335246272001ND
2016-05-23352462720020.580 ppb
2016-05-23352462720030.620 ppb
2016-05-23352462720041.000 ppb
2016-05-23352462720055.30 ppb
2016-05-2335246272001ND
2016-05-23352462720020.580 ppb
2016-05-23352462720030.620 ppb
2016-05-23352462720041.000 ppb
2016-05-23352462720055.30 ppb
2016-06-0835249002001ND
2016-06-0835249002002ND
2016-06-0835249002003ND
2016-06-0835249002001ND
2016-06-0835249002002ND
2016-06-0835249002003ND
2016-06-1535250200002ND
2016-06-1535250200003ND
2016-06-1535250200002ND
2016-06-1535250200003ND
2016-08-2235261432001ND
2016-08-2235261432002ND
2016-08-2235261432001ND
2016-08-2235261432002ND
2016-08-3035263152001ND
2016-08-3035263152001ND
2016-09-1435265890005ND
2016-09-1435265890005ND
2016-09-2035267198001ND
2016-09-2035267198002ND
2016-09-2035267198003ND
2016-09-2035267198004ND
2016-09-2035267198005ND
2016-09-2035267198001ND
2016-09-2035267198002ND
2016-09-2035267198003ND
2016-09-2035267198004ND
2016-09-2035267198005ND
2016-10-0535270134001ND
2016-10-0535270134001ND
2017-01-1735289852001ND
2017-01-1735289852002ND
2017-01-1735289852003ND
2017-01-1735289852004ND
2017-01-1735289852005ND
2017-01-1735289852001ND
2017-01-1735289852002ND
2017-01-1735289852003ND
2017-01-1735289852004ND
2017-01-1735289852005ND
2017-01-1935290610001ND
2017-01-1935290610001ND
2017-04-2435308489001ND
2017-04-2435308489002ND
2017-04-2435308489003ND
2017-04-2435308489001ND
2017-04-2435308489002ND
2017-04-2435308489003ND
2017-05-1535312720001ND
2017-05-1535312720002ND
2017-05-1535312720003ND
2017-05-1535312720004ND
2017-05-1535312720005ND
2017-05-1535312720001ND
2017-05-1535312720002ND
2017-05-1535312720003ND
2017-05-1535312720004ND
2017-05-1535312720005ND
2017-05-2335314374001ND
2017-05-2335314374002ND
2017-05-2335314374003ND
2017-05-2335314374004ND
2017-05-2335314374005ND
2017-05-2335314374001ND
2017-05-2335314374002ND
2017-05-2335314374003ND
2017-05-2335314374004ND
2017-05-2335314374005ND
2017-06-0535316773001ND
2017-06-0535316773002ND
2017-06-05353167730030.680 ppb
2017-06-0535316773001ND
2017-06-0535316773002ND
2017-06-05353167730030.680 ppb
2017-06-1935319736004ND
2017-06-1935319736005ND
2017-06-1935319736004ND
2017-06-1935319736005ND
2017-06-2735321021001ND
2017-06-2735321021002ND
2017-06-2735321021003ND
2017-06-2735321021004ND
2017-06-2735321021005ND
2017-06-2735321021001ND
2017-06-2735321021002ND
2017-06-2735321021003ND
2017-06-2735321021004ND
2017-06-2735321021005ND
2017-07-0635322524003ND
2017-07-0635322524004ND
2017-07-06353225240050.630 ppb
2017-07-0635322524003ND
2017-07-0635322524004ND
2017-07-06353225240050.630 ppb
2017-07-1835325014001ND
2017-07-1835325014002ND
2017-07-1835325014003ND
2017-07-1835325014004ND
2017-07-1835325014001ND
2017-07-1835325014002ND
2017-07-1835325014003ND
2017-07-1835325014004ND
2017-07-2535326516001ND
2017-07-2535326516005ND
2017-07-2535326516001ND
2017-07-2535326516005ND
2017-11-2835360036001ND
2017-11-2835360036001ND
2017-12-0535361478001ND
2017-12-0535361478001ND