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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Xylenes (total)

City of Gulfport

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.

 

89

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20126.44 ppb96ND - 25.1 ppb
20132.67 ppb314ND - 67.7 ppb
20141.03 ppb147ND - 4.14 ppb
20152.70 ppb133ND - 32.5 ppb
20161.15 ppb104ND - 6.66 ppb
20173.65 ppb124ND - 39.3 ppb

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
2012-01-30120131-013VO6.78 ppb
2012-04-04120405-006VO14.2 ppb
2012-08-20120821-007VO0.901 ppb
2012-08-20120821-006VOND
2012-08-22120823-008VOND
2012-09-25120926-008VOND
2012-10-15121016-008VO5.51 ppb
2012-10-15121016-007VO5.45 ppb
2012-10-16121017-001VO25.1 ppb
2013-01-22130123-007VO0.641 ppb
2013-01-24130125-003VOND
2013-01-24130125-004VOND
2013-04-18130419-003VO9.22 ppb
2013-04-18130419-002VOND
2013-04-18130419-001VOND
2013-05-29130530-013VOND
2013-06-18130619-009VOND
2013-06-18130619-013VOND
2013-06-18130619-012VOND
2013-06-18130619-011VOND
2013-06-18130619-010VOND
2013-06-18130619-014VOND
2013-06-18130619-020VOND
2013-06-18130619-016VOND
2013-06-18130619-015VOND
2013-06-18130619-021VOND
2013-06-18130619-019VOND
2013-06-18130619-018VOND
2013-06-18130619-017VOND
2013-06-24130626-004VOND
2013-06-25130626-003VOND
2013-06-25130626-002VOND
2013-06-25130626-001VOND
2013-07-18130719-001VO67.7 ppb
2013-07-18130719-009VOND
2013-07-18130719-010VOND
2013-10-21131022-028VOND
2013-10-21131022-027VOND
2013-10-21131022-026VOND
2013-10-21131022-012VO5.25 ppb
2014-01-21140122-024VOND
2014-01-21140122-002VO1.77 ppb
2014-01-21140122-001VO1.51 ppb
2014-04-17140418-003VOND
2014-04-17140418-002VO2.51 ppb
2014-04-17140418-001VOND
2014-06-11140612-009VO0.846 ppb
2014-06-11140612-008VOND
2014-08-13140814-003VOND
2014-08-13140814-004VO4.14 ppb
2014-08-13140814-005VO0.559 ppb
2014-10-15141016-016VO3.08 ppb
2014-10-15141016-015VOND
2014-10-15141016-014VOND
2015-02-24150225-009VO32.5 ppb
2015-02-24150225-010VOND
2015-02-24150225-011VOND
2015-04-23150424-009VO0.536 ppb
2015-04-23150424-008VOND
2015-04-23150424-007VOND
2015-07-01150702-002VOND
2015-07-23150724-005VOND
2015-07-23150724-006VOND
2015-07-23150724-007VOND
2015-10-27151028-010VO2.00 ppb
2015-10-27151028-009VOND
2015-10-27151028-008VOND
2016-02-24160225-002VOND
2016-02-24160225-003VOND
2016-02-24160225-004VO0.781 ppb
2016-05-17160518-026VO2.26 ppb
2016-05-17160518-025VOND
2016-05-17160518-024VOND
2016-07-19160720-001VOND
2016-07-19160720-002VOND
2016-07-19160720-003VO6.66 ppb
2016-12-06161207-003VO1.76 ppb
2017-02-27170228-019VOND
2017-02-27170228-018VOND
2017-02-27170228-020VO0.835 ppb
2017-05-18170519-003VO1.65 ppb
2017-05-18170519-002VOND
2017-05-18170519-001VOND
2017-07-26170727-003VOND
2017-07-26170727-001VO1.96 ppb
2017-07-26170727-002VOND
2017-11-02171103-004VOND
2017-11-02171103-003VOND
2017-11-02171103-002VO39.3 ppb