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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Toluene

Richardson County Rural Water District 2

NOTE: Richardson County Rural Water District 2 purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for toluene. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

Toluene is a volatile solvent that harms the nervous and immune systems, damages the liver and may increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Read More.

Toluene is a petroleum-derived chemical found in gasoline and used as a solvent in paints, adhesives and cleaning supplies. Toluene is highly neurotoxic. Exposure can cause fatigue and nausea, and may lead to nervous system disorders.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND
2018ND20ND
2019ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 150 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 150 ppb for toluene 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) 1,000 ppb

The legal limit for toluene, established in 1991, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Richardson County Rural Water District 2 purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for toluene. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-15320896ND
2014-09-22324624ND
2014-09-22324625ND
2015-08-10375618ND
2015-08-10375619ND
2016-08-08ND
2016-08-08ND
2017-04-24ND
2017-08-01ND
2017-08-01ND
2018-08-14567277ND
2018-08-14567278ND
2019-08-12628466ND
2019-08-12628467ND