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p-Dichlorobenzene

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

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.

 

103

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND140ND
2013ND140ND
2014ND240ND
2015ND130ND
2016ND140ND
2017ND240ND

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
2012-01-0615704201ND
2012-01-1315704801ND
2012-04-0516104801ND
2012-04-0516105101ND
2012-04-1117053101ND
2012-05-2416735401ND
2012-06-2218194201ND
2012-07-0616836101ND
2012-07-1216836701ND
2012-07-1216837301ND
2012-07-2017999001ND
2012-10-0519744601ND
2012-10-0519744901ND
2012-10-1219745401ND
2013-01-1120651001ND
2013-01-1120651401ND
2013-04-0521552701ND
2013-04-1021552101ND
2013-04-1221553101ND
2013-05-2021915901ND
2013-05-2421918701ND
2013-07-1222602201ND
2013-07-1722602601ND
2013-07-1722601101ND
2013-07-1722603101ND
2013-10-0823555901ND
2013-10-1123556601ND
2013-10-1123557001ND
2014-01-0324541201ND
2014-01-0324541601ND
2014-01-1424541901ND
2014-01-1424542901ND
2014-01-1424542401ND
2014-01-1424543401ND
2014-03-1124928001ND
2014-04-0425377401ND
2014-04-1125376901ND
2014-04-1725376101ND
2014-04-1725376501ND
2014-04-2125379301ND
2014-04-3025378101ND
2014-06-2025757601ND
2014-06-2325375801ND
2014-06-2525759601ND
2014-06-3026409001ND
2014-07-0126173401ND
2014-07-0126172201ND
2014-07-0125758501ND
2014-07-1726174101ND
2014-10-1027211401ND
2014-10-1027210901ND
2014-10-2427212001ND
2015-01-0227844301ND
2015-01-0227843501ND
2015-04-1728526301ND
2015-04-1728524701ND
2015-04-2428527201ND
2015-05-2729039201ND
2015-07-1029749601ND
2015-07-1029748501ND
2015-07-1029750301ND
2015-07-1029751201ND
2015-10-0230495801ND
2015-10-0230495301ND
2015-10-0230496401ND
2016-01-1131080201ND
2016-01-1331080901ND
2016-04-0131800501ND
2016-04-0131799301ND
2016-04-2931801601ND
2016-05-2732074501ND
2016-07-1232520901ND
2016-07-2232832601ND
2016-07-2232831601ND
2016-07-2232833301ND
2016-07-2232834201ND
2016-10-1433647401ND
2016-10-2733646801ND
2016-10-2833646301ND
2017-01-1634425301ND
2017-01-1634426301ND
2017-01-1634425701ND
2017-01-1634426701ND
2017-01-2034423901ND
2017-03-0735001101ND
2017-03-3134424601ND
2017-04-0535316301ND
2017-04-1735316001ND
2017-04-2835316501ND
2017-04-2835315501ND
2017-04-2835317101ND
2017-05-2435583301ND
2017-05-2635582701ND
2017-06-1435983601ND
2017-06-1435983301ND
2017-07-2136468801ND
2017-07-2136468001ND
2017-07-2136469501ND
2017-07-2136470101ND
2017-07-3135979501ND
2017-10-1337484801ND
2017-10-1337485901ND
2017-10-2737485301ND