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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

City of North Platte

p-Dichlorobenzene is a carcinogenic insecticide used in mothballs, and added to deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets. Long-term exposure can cause liver damage and kidney problems.

 

39

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND50ND
2013ND50ND
2014ND120ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for p-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 cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 75 ppb

The legal limit for p-dichlorobenzene, established in 1987, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1980s. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to p-dichlorobenzene exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-20152795ND
2012-04-23166098ND
2012-04-23166099ND
2012-10-30204680ND
2012-12-12209286ND
2013-02-27215114ND
2013-05-13230208ND
2013-05-13230207ND
2013-06-05230412ND
2013-10-29265563ND
2014-02-12278459ND
2014-03-19279093ND
2014-05-19294427ND
2014-05-19294426ND
2014-06-11294429ND
2014-06-11294434ND
2014-06-11294433ND
2014-06-11294432ND
2014-06-11294431ND
2014-06-11294428ND
2014-06-11294430ND
2014-11-19328562ND
2015-01-26343308ND
2015-04-22353626ND
2015-04-22353627ND
2015-10-28391765ND
2015-12-08391766ND
2016-06-02ND
2016-06-02ND
2016-06-08ND
2016-10-25ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-05-09ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-06-21ND
2017-10-02ND