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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

City of Baltimore

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.

 

51

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND90ND
2013ND110ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND130ND
2016ND60ND
2017ND80ND

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
2012-06-270300002_01_BC062ND
2012-06-270300002_02_BC062ND
2012-07-090300002_01_07091ND
2012-07-090300002_02_07091ND
2012-07-100300002_01_00008ND
2012-07-100300002_02_00008ND
2012-09-140300002_02_09141ND
2012-09-140300002_01_09141ND
2012-09-260300002_01_99884ND
2013-02-280300002_01_00419ND
2013-02-280300002_02_00419ND
2013-06-280300002_02_03535ND
2013-06-280300002_02_BC062ND
2013-06-280300002_01_BC062ND
2013-06-280300002_01_03535ND
2013-09-230300002_02_COB09ND
2013-09-230300002_02_04973ND
2013-09-230300002_01_TREATND
2013-09-230300002_01_04973ND
2013-09-230300002_01_CB092ND
2014-01-290300002_01_00348ND
2014-01-290300002_02_00348ND
2014-06-300300002_02_PLTS1ND
2014-07-300300002_01_TREATND
2015-03-182060750003ND
2015-03-182060750002ND
2015-06-032075366003ND
2015-06-032075366002ND
2015-06-032075366001ND
2015-06-22E15004053001ND
2015-06-22E15004053003ND
2015-09-102095329001ND
2015-09-102095329002ND
2015-09-102095329003ND
2015-12-10ASH_TND
2015-12-10PLTS_1ND
2015-12-10PLT_2ND
2016-05-23E16004413006ND
2016-05-23E16004413004ND
2016-05-23E16004413002ND
2016-09-21TREATED_A_1ND
2016-09-21PLT_1ND
2016-09-21PLT_2ND
2017-06-08TREATED_A_CND
2017-06-08PLANT_2ND
2017-06-12PLANT_1ND
2017-06-20E17005034001ND
2017-06-20E17005035001ND
2017-09-140300002_091417_MND
2017-09-140300002_091417_AND
2017-09-140300002_091417_MND