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p-Dichlorobenzene

Boh-nak Mobile Home Park

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND10ND
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND30ND
2015ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 6 ppb

The health guideline of 6 ppb for p-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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)75.0 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2011-12-070220218_02_0031860ND
2012-04-040220218_02_0052260ND
2013-10-170220218_02_0204800ND
2014-06-190220218_02_0550300ND
2014-08-140220218_02_0065600ND
2014-10-210220218_02_0014990ND
2015-02-120220218_02_0025310ND
2015-05-14E15003565001ND
2015-07-01E16000030001ND
2015-10-07E16001549004ND