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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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o-Dichlorobenzene

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o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.700 ppb110.700 ppb
2013ND10ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for o-dichlorobenzene 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) 600 ppb

The legal limit for o-dichlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1970s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-040220218_02_005220.700 ppb
2013-10-170220218_02_02048ND
2014-03-060220218_02_00395ND
2014-06-190220218_02_05503ND
2014-08-140220218_02_00656ND
2014-10-210220218_02_00149ND
2015-02-120220218_02_00253ND
2015-05-14E15003565001ND
2015-07-01E16000030001ND
2015-10-07E16001549004ND
2016-01-14E16002706001ND
2016-06-09E16004706001ND
2016-07-14E17000171001ND
2016-10-27E17001883006ND
2017-02-02E17003019001ND
2017-04-13E17004068001ND
2017-07-25E18000300001ND
2017-10-12E18001534001ND