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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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p-Dichlorobenzene

Rulo, Village of

NOTE: Rulo, Village of purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for p-dichlorobenzene. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND30ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

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

NOTE: Rulo, Village of purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for p-dichlorobenzene. 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