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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 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.

 

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
20160.0600 ppb91ND - 0.540 ppb
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019ND90ND

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
2016-08-19AC83291ND
2016-08-19AC83290ND
2016-08-19AC83288ND
2016-08-19AC83289ND
2016-08-19AC83295ND
2016-08-19AC832930.540 ppb
2016-08-19AC83292ND
2016-08-19AC83286ND
2016-08-19AC83287ND
2019-08-14AD54221ND
2019-08-14AD54220ND
2019-08-14AD54217ND
2019-08-14AD54218ND
2019-08-14AD54219ND
2019-08-14AD54216ND
2019-08-14AD54215ND
2019-08-14AD54214ND
2019-08-14AD54212ND