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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate is used in PVC plastic, plastic wrap and other consumer products. It is released as a pollutant from industrial sources and sewage treatment plants. In studies of laboratory animals, di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate can harm fetal development.

 

36

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND30ND
2013ND30ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND300ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 200 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 200 ppb for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate 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) 400 ppb

The legal limit for di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-1437729_12-04108ND
2012-08-3037729_12-24129ND
2012-11-1937729_12-32872ND
2013-03-1913605942-02ND
2013-06-1237729_13-16377ND
2013-09-1737729_13-27690ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18171ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18170ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18169ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18168ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18167ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18166ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18165ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18164ND
2016-06-0737729_16-18163ND
2016-06-1037729_16-19321ND
2016-06-1237729_16-19317ND
2016-06-1237729_16-19320ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19324ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19323ND
2016-06-1337729_16-19322ND
2016-09-063541954ND
2016-09-063541948ND
2016-09-063541959ND
2016-09-133545837ND
2016-09-133545842ND
2016-09-133545847ND
2016-09-143545821ND
2016-09-143545831ND
2016-09-143545826ND
2016-09-193550523ND
2016-09-193550528ND
2016-09-193550518ND
2016-09-203550539ND
2016-09-203550544ND
2016-09-203550534ND