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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Kingston Water Department

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.114 ppb141ND - 1.60 ppb
20130.800 ppb21ND - 1.60 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0614 ppb141ND - 0.860 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
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 Result
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-05-16ND
2012-12-191.60 ppb
2012-12-19ND
2012-12-19ND
2012-12-19ND
2012-12-19ND
2012-12-19ND
2012-12-19ND
2013-03-06ND
2013-05-221.60 ppb
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-05-07ND
2015-12-16ND
2015-12-160.860 ppb
2015-12-16ND
2015-12-16ND
2015-12-16ND
2015-12-16ND
2015-12-16ND