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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

Camelot S/d

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND10ND
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
2012-02-09C114736-02ND
2012-02-09C114736-03ND
2012-02-09C114736-04ND
2012-02-23C201544-01ND
2012-05-24C202388-01RE1ND
2012-08-16C206781-01ND
2012-10-10C210978-01ND
2013-01-23C215159-01RE1ND
2014-01-13C316096-01ND
2015-01-08ND
2015-01-08ND
2015-01-09ND
2015-01-09ND
2016-01-06C515865-01RE1ND