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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

City of Biloxi

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND70ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND30ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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
2012-05-07120508-014VOND
2012-05-07120508-013VOND
2012-09-25120926-007VOND
2012-09-25120926-006VOND
2013-05-30130531-007VOND
2013-05-30130531-006VOND
2013-06-20130621-007VOND
2013-06-20130621-009VOND
2013-06-20130621-008VOND
2013-06-20130621-006VOND
2013-06-20130621-005VOND
2014-06-11140612-019VOND
2014-06-11140612-018VOND
2014-09-10140911-004VOND
2014-09-10140911-003VOND
2015-06-30150701-004VOND
2015-06-30150701-003VOND
2015-08-19150820-008VOND