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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

New Orleans Algiers Water Works

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
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
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
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2012-12-17AD74173ND
2012-12-17AD74173ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2013-09-24AD84670ND
2013-09-24AD84670ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2014-10-22AD98836ND
2014-10-22AD98836ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2015-12-1535221821003ND
2015-12-1535221821003ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2016-12-1335283615002ND
2016-12-1335283615002ND