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o-Dichlorobenzene

City of Biloxi

o-Dichlorobenzene is used as a chemical intermediate for making agricultural herbicides. It is toxic to the liver, kidneys and the nervous system, and causes cancer in animal studies.

 

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 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for o-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 harm to internal organs.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 600 ppb

The legal limit for o-dichlorobenzene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1970s.

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