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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

Edina

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

 

83

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND110ND
2013ND140ND
2014ND120ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND150ND
2017ND230ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1,800 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1,800 ppb for xylenes 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 the brain and nervous system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10,000 ppb

The legal limit for xylenes, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against harm to the brain and nervous system due to xylene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-2712C0955-01ND
2012-03-27ND
2012-08-1612H1756-01ND
2012-08-16ND
2012-08-1612H1756-03ND
2012-08-1612H1756-02ND
2012-09-1012I0373-02ND
2012-09-1012I0373-01ND
2012-09-10ND
2012-11-0112K0073-01ND
2012-11-01ND
2013-02-2713B1314-01ND
2013-02-27ND
2013-05-3013E2570-01ND
2013-05-3013E2570-02ND
2013-05-3013E2570-03ND
2013-05-3013E2572-03ND
2013-05-30ND
2013-07-2513G2162-02ND
2013-07-25ND
2013-07-2513G2162-03ND
2013-07-2513G2162-01ND
2013-07-2513G2161-01ND
2013-07-2513G2159-04ND
2013-07-2513G2159-03ND
2014-06-3014F2153-01ND
2014-06-30ND
2014-08-2014H1839-04ND
2014-08-20ND
2014-08-2014H1844-02ND
2014-08-2014H1844-01ND
2014-08-2014H1839-03ND
2014-08-2014H1839-02ND
2014-08-2014H1839-01ND
2014-11-19ND
2014-11-1914K0831-02ND
2014-11-1914K0831-01ND
2015-03-25ND
2015-03-2515C1026-01ND
2015-05-19ND
2015-05-1915E1395-01ND
2015-09-0315I0285-01ND
2015-09-03ND
2015-12-0415L0261-01ND
2015-12-04ND
2016-04-113428699ND
2016-04-113428678ND
2016-04-113428662ND
2016-04-113428612ND
2016-04-11ND
2016-06-20ND
2016-06-203475892ND
2016-06-213475934ND
2016-06-213478338ND
2016-06-213475907ND
2016-06-213475844ND
2016-06-213475817ND
2016-06-21ND
2016-12-14ND
2016-12-1416L0584-01ND
2017-02-07ND
2017-02-0717B0347-01ND
2017-02-0717B0344-04ND
2017-02-0717B0344-03ND
2017-02-0717B0344-02ND
2017-02-0717B0344-01ND
2017-04-1317D0832-03ND
2017-04-1317D0832-01ND
2017-04-1317D0832-02ND
2017-04-13ND
2017-05-15ND
2017-05-1517E1214-01ND
2017-05-1517E1213-01ND
2017-07-2617G1826-04ND
2017-07-2617G1826-03ND
2017-07-2617G1826-02ND
2017-07-2617G1826-01ND
2017-07-2617G1806-02ND
2017-07-2617G1806-01ND
2017-07-26ND
2017-12-1917L0684-02ND
2017-12-1917L0684-01ND
2017-12-19ND