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p-Dichlorobenzene

Concord Water Department

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.

 

27

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

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

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
2012-08-16113258.01ND
2012-10-23115341.01ND
2012-10-23115341.02ND
2012-10-23115341.03ND
2012-10-23115341.04ND
2013-10-23125755.04ND
2013-10-23125755.03ND
2013-10-23125755.02ND
2013-10-23125755.01ND
2014-10-31137495.01ND
2014-10-31137495.02ND
2014-10-31137495.03ND
2014-10-31137495.04ND
2015-08-07146612.01ND
2015-10-15149110.01ND
2015-10-15149110.02ND
2015-10-15149110.03ND
2015-10-15149110.04ND
2016-08-05159131.01ND
2016-10-07161374.05ND
2016-10-07161374.04ND
2016-10-07161374.03ND
2016-10-07161374.02ND
2017-11-13175839.02ND
2017-11-13175839.03ND
2017-11-13175839.04ND
2017-11-13175839.05ND