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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Toluene

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Toluene is a volatile solvent that harms the nervous and immune systems, damages the liver and may increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Read More.

Toluene is a petroleum-derived chemical found in gasoline and used as a solvent in paints, adhesives and cleaning supplies. Toluene is highly neurotoxic. Exposure can cause fatigue and nausea, and may lead to nervous system disorders.

 

60

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND110ND
2014ND90ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND180ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 150 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 150 ppb for toluene 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) 1,000 ppb

The legal limit for toluene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

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