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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Monett PWS

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND90ND
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND90ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG 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.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2016-08-19AC83293ND
2016-08-19AC83292ND
2016-08-19AC83288ND
2016-08-19AC83289ND
2016-08-19AC83286ND
2016-08-19AC83287ND
2016-08-19AC83291ND
2016-08-19AC83290ND
2016-08-19AC83295ND
2019-08-14AD54221ND
2019-08-14AD54220ND
2019-08-14AD54219ND
2019-08-14AD54217ND
2019-08-14AD54218ND
2019-08-14AD54216ND
2019-08-14AD54215ND
2019-08-14AD54212ND
2019-08-14AD54214ND